If Mulder and Scully have anything to say about it, an X-Files trilogy will eventually be filmed.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson appeared together on Saturday at the Paley Center for Media in New York City to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the X-Files series’ premiere.
When asked if they would like to add a third X-Files moving into the mix, creator Chris Carter said, “All the principles are on board. Duchovny then added, “Gillian and I want to do it, so it’s really up to 20th Century Fox at this point.”
The second X-Files flick The X-Files: I Want to Believe premiered in 2008, but managed only $4 million on opening day. Convincing 20th Century Fox to invest in a movie that offered such a poor showing could prove to be difficult, if not impossible.
When the last X-Files film debuted, critics said the popular cult series had lost its own identity.
Gillian Anderson says an X-Files movie trilogy could be in the hands of fans. According to the 45-year-old actress, “If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that, then I guess that’s what it would be.”
In the second movie, it was heavily suggested that Mulder and Scully got married after years of sexual tension. It could be interesting to see the third film pick up years after they were married. Battling the presence of alien beings is one thing, battling them with your significant other could add a new element to the X-Files series.
The popular show ran for nine seasons and still enjoys online streaming success, albeit on a smaller scale. Hyping up the movie could lead to a new generation of binge watchers, and ultimately, a new audience for the film series.
David Duchovny this week teased us about an X-Files trilogy during a Reddit AmA.