Just How Close Are We to ‘X-Files 3’?
With it being that time of year, and most TV fans finding themselves preoccupied with whether or not their own favorite TV series will make it to another season (seriously, where's our 'Fringe' update?), some TV questions might have slipped through the cracks. For instance, will we ever wrap up 'The X-Files' for good with another movie?
While it's too late for 'The X-Files' to release a third and (presumably) final film to coincide with the mythology's 2012 apocalypse plot, some of the show's writes and producers remain optimistic that another installment in the film series may well still take place. Speaking in an interview with ScreenDaily, former 'The X-Files' writer Frank Spotnitz believes that not only could a third film still conceivably shoot, but that it would return to close out the series' decades' long plot!
"It feels wrong not to give it an ending around the alien colonization of Earth," said Spotnitz. "David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson] feel the same. I have a clear idea of how it would go, and I've been talking to ['X-Files' creator] Chris Carter about it for a long time." While the first 'X-Files' film concerned itself with the extraterrestrial mythology the TV series had built toward, 2008's 'The X-Files: I Want to Believe' operated more as a stand-alone story, to mixed critical reception.
Like series creator Chris Carter, and even reportedly-willing stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, Spotnitz believes that enough demand exists for the film to eventually move forth. "There is a very active and relentless fan campaign for a last movie. I do feel like it would be a terrible shame if that didn't happen. I'll keep banging the drum whenever I meet the Fox guys," says the writer.
What do you think? Will a third 'X-Files' movie ever make it to the big screen, or did the franchise miss the window to explore its 2012 alien apocalypse plot? Give us your deepest, nerdiest fan desires for a third film, or just drool over Gillian Anderson in the comments section below!