Important X-Files folks reunited at Comic-Con 2013 mostly to wax nostalgic about the old days, but they did address the possibility of a long-rumored third movie that would tie up the series’ mythology and feature the 2012 alien invasion Mulder and Scully have investigated for years.
The X-Files reunion was easily one of the most anticipated among panels at this year’s Comic-Con. Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, creator Chris Carter and writers/producers Howard Gordon, Vince Gilligan, and more were on hand to help celebrate the Fox series’ 20th anniversary.
After Anderson and Duchovny arrived on stage with flashlights, much to the delight of fans, they participated in a Q&A which mostly covered the show’s mythology, it’s future, and the ever-vague subject of Mulder and Scully’s relationship.
In fact, several fans were very forward with their desire to know whether the two agents finally succumbed to the sexual tension between them and consummated their relationship.
“Well, something happened. Because we have a child,” Anderson said.
She also said that a sex scene between the two was shot, though it never aired. “It’s somewhere,” she said.
When asked when they thought the characters fell in love, Carter said, “I think it was when [Scully] first walked into [Mulder’s] office in that basement,” getting a warm “awww” from the crowd.
So when’s the third movie? Carter didn’t commit to any sort of announcement, though he did suggest that enough has happened culturally since the show left off for a revival to be worthwhile.
“The suspicions and the conspiracy theories are rampant today, so I think that if The X-Files were to come back now, you could do the show now,” he said.
But Duchovny said he’s ready whenever.
“I always thought whenever we can come back together, we would as much as we can. So we will,” he said.
Duchovny’s comments at the X-Files Comic-Con 2013 reunion were very similar to those made in February on Jay Leno’s show.
“We always want to,” Duchovny told Leno regarding the possibility of more X-Files. “[Creator] Chris Carter and [co-star] Gillian Anderson and I, we’re always on board.”
At the time, he encouraged fans to write letters to Fox demanding more.
“You want to write Fox and get ’em going…,” he said, adding, “You could wheel me [out]. I’ll play Fox Mulder forever.”
For a full report on the panel, head to Collider.
Do you think that the X-Files’ Comic-Con 2013 reunion could show Fox that there’s still enough of a fanbase for another film? If not, you better start writing those letters!