As a huge fan of The X-Files, I've been wanting to see another movie. They've talked about it for years, and even though creator Chris Carter, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson have shown interest in doing one, there's still been no movement on it. Why? Because the decision currently rests in the hands of 20th Century Fox, and they haven't budged on anything. Carter is still holding out hope that he will get to do it. In a recent interview with Empire, this is what he had to say about the potential third film,
"I think all of us are interested in putting the band back together. I have an idea for a third movie in my head. The colonisation date has passed and that is something we wouldn't ignore. For the second movie, we only had the budget for a standalone story, but we want to go back to the mythology."
Carter then went on to say that if he does end up doing a third film he wants to cast Simon Pegg to be in it, which would be great!
"Gillian [Anderson] worked with Simon Pegg on a movie and told me that he was a big fan. We actually thought about putting him in the second movie, but there was no part for him. I certainly would think about him if we were to go forward in any way."
I'm a big fan too! If he wanted to ask me to be in it, I'd be down! I hope Fox gives Carter the opportunity to make another movie because it could be freakin' awesome! The fact that Pegg could be in it takes it to a whole new level, too.