I absolutely hated Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Files: I Want to Believe, their 2008 sequel to the well-aged 1998 film adaptation of “The X-Files” television series.
I Want to Believe was putrid (read my review), and I’d like to think it was because it was a self-contained story.
It’s no secret that creator Chris Carter, and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson want to revisit the franchise for a third entry, and hope to dumpster dive back into the mythology that made the franchise so special. Personally, I want this, and I want it badly. Mulder and Scully don’t deserve to go out the way they did in that half-assed, rushed mess of a movie. And frankly, I feel like there are a ton of stories that can still be told. So do they.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who starred in the classic Fox sci-fi TV series and the two movies as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, told the New York Comic-Con crowd that they’d be part of a third X-Files movie if it were to ever come into fruition, TheWrap reports.
“All the principals are on board,” including “X-Files” creator Chris Carter, Duchovny said during a panel discussion at a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the series’ premiere at the The Paley Center for Media in New York Saturday.
“Gillian and I want to do it, so it’s really up to Twentieth Century Fox at this point.”
Anderson told fans that if they want another film they should let their voices be heard.
“If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that, then I guess that’s what it would be,” she said.
Fox declined comment Sunday to The Wrap, but a third X Files movie is probably a long shot.
The original X Files made $189 million worldwide in 1998 and the 2008 follow-up The X-Files: I Want to Believe brought in $68 million at the global box office.