Those who think the upcoming X-Files miniseries will be the last time we'll see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully may want to hold that thought. Creator Chris Carter recently unveiled that, in addition to the miniseries, he also wrote a script for a third X-Files movie.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Carter had written the script for a third X-Files movie before Fox had asked him to do the upcoming miniseries. So the script that he has written is in no way related to the episodes viewers will see on their television screens in less than two weeks. But there was a time when he was considering taking the script he had written for the third X-Files movie and reworking it for the miniseries, after Fox had approached him. But, while talking at the Television Critics Association press tour, Carter was told by a certain someone that what he had written would better be suited for the big screen.
"I actually wrote a third movie, just because I was interested in the idea of where that might go. I let my wife read the third movie, and she said 'I think not for television.'"
"I'm waiting for Fox to come back and ask for more. Then we'll talk about it."One of the biggest concerns about continuing the popular series was the availability of its two leads, said Fox CEO Gary Newman. Though they both came back for the X-Files miniseries, Duchovny and Anderson are both very busy people. Duchovny is set to do another season of his hit NBC drama, Aquarius, according to his IMDb page, and Anderson has The Fall and several other projects she's working on.
"The biggest impediment to going forward with The X-Files[miniseries] was the schedules of David and Gillian. Even the other night at the premiere, we were all laughing and joking about doing this again."The last time X-Files fans saw Mulder and Scully on the big screen was in 2008 with The X-Files: I Want to Believe. During an interview with Vulture last year, Anderson had mentioned that she, Duchovny, and Carter had all thought a third X-Files movie would get made to put the final touches on the franchise.
"I think we realized that we needed to wrap up the story in some way. [But] we got to a point where that was clearly not going to be possible."
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