'X-Files' creator Chris Carter wants to believe in a third movie featuring Mulder and Scully

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The truth is out there…as a trilogy? X-Files creator Chris Carter has revealed that he has ambitions to make at least one more movie detailing the adventures of Mulder and Scully. “We would like to make another film,” Carter told EW.com on Friday, prior to his
appearance at this year’s New York Comic Con. “We’re not under the
illusion that it’s a given; we’ve got to perform with [this summer's X-Files: I Want to
Believe
] in order to give it another day.”

Another installment would make three films in the franchise, following 1998′s The X-Files and the forthcoming, Carter-directed, I Want to Believe, which debuts in theaters July 25 and is a stand alone monster-of-the-week-type venture. But Carter suggested that a future movie might re-engage with the original TV show’s overarching alien-invasion plot. Doing so could be timely given that, according to X-Files mythology, the final stage of said invasion is due to start in December 2012. “Well, we didn’t think that one up,” Carter said. “That is actually part of the literature. It is a Mayan date. But I think we’d like to revisit that whole storyline.”

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  • Jaime

    I bought the complete series box set about 4months ago and ugh i have only finished the 1st season! Its very very good but im always trying to catch up with my dang DVR i dont have time for dvds anymore!

  • gada

    Omigod if that happened it would be amazing..I can’t wait for this film!!!!SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!Really hope it does well so we get another stab at the mythology..

  • Meg

    As a loyal “X-Phile,” I would absolutely love to see another film featuring Mulder and Scully in the works. Happily anticipating this summer’s sequel for now–July 25th can’t come soon enough!!! X-Files rocks!!!

  • Keri

    YES!YES!YES! to a 3rd X-Files movie. Can’t wait til July to see XF2.

  • Mary Jackson

    Yes, to a third movie…only if you include Doggett and Reyes.

  • J

    Yes to a third movie… only if I can be in it!

  • groovygirl

    I recently just got started with watching X-Files and can I tell you, Im hooked. It is so much better than Lost. I do prefer the alien-invasion mythology and would love to see it pick up on the big screen! They brought back the Terminator story from movie to tv series. They can do the opposite with X-Files…tv to a trilogy of movies.

  • Shaun

    X-Files “better” than Lost? Umm… Whatever.
    I was watching X-Files almost from the beginning (the last episode from season one was my first) and I stuck with it until well after the show was truly falling apart (somewhere around season five or six, the show lost its focus, and I stayed a season or two after that). I can only guess you haven’t gotten to those later seasons yet, when it became clear that Carter was just making it up as he went along and that pretty much NOTHING would ever be resolved satisfactorily. Compare that incredible work Lost is doing (especially this season!) and there’s just no comparison.
    Lost is gaining momentum, not losing it, as the show races to a pre-determined end point. It’s the very opposite of X-Files, a once-great show that didn’t know how to wrap up its (many) loose ends and became a parody of itself by the end.

    • josh

      thats why lost only stuck around for 5 seasons… lost dropped 50% in its popularity rate, X-files didnt lose that much even on the last season. Carter was making it confusing later of course… but in the end it all made sense, now… you say carter makes things up? talk about Lost… i love jj abrahams but jesus after the 2nd season the show went to crap

  • Shaun

    OK, now that I got that off my chest. “I want to believe” this new X-Files movie will be good. But I Have my doubts. It’s been a long time since the series ended, and even longer since the show was still “appointment TV” for many people. Maybe something closer to those earlier, more stand-alone, episodes like “Clyde Bruckman” or “Jose Chung” would be the ticket? I just think the title is weak (Isn’t this like calling a movie “Star Wars: May The Force Be With You”?) and it’ll be tough to find an audience with all the competition this summer. But I will see it, and I will hope for good things.

  • Sam

    I’ll be there. This was my favorite show as a kid (this and Buffy). I won’t miss this.

  • Melissa

    Shaun, I respectfully disagree with you. You’re comparing apples to oranges. Compare seasons 1-4 of X-Files with Lost. It’s not fair to say that Lost, which hasn’t yet had the opportunity to hold it together — or fall apart — in season 6, 7, 8, etc. to a show that has finished its run. Did X-Files fall apart after season 6? Yep, definitely — got worse each season. But those first six seasons (and a fair percentage of seasons 6-9) were absolutely masterful. If comparing the first four seasons of each show, I’d point out that Lost hit a sophomore slump that X-Files didn’t suffer. That Lost has rebounded is a feat unto itself, but the slump and loss of focus still happened. Both series are quite excellent, and I’m looking forward to the new X-Files movie.

  • Melissa

    Oh — I agree with you, though, about wishing the tone could be like Jose Chung or Clyde Bruckman. Unfortunately, those episodes were written by Darin Morgan, and Darin quit writing before the series ended. In fact, he acted in Small Potatoes solely as a way to fulfill his contract, because he owed them one more script. Too bad, because I think his scripts were absolutely my favorite in the entire series. Chris Carter’s episodes on the other hand….

  • Al

    I HAVE A MULDER ACTION FIGURE FROM THE 1998 FILM. I HOPE THEY COME OUT WITH SOMETHING FOR THIS ONE.

  • Al

    I HAVE A MULDER ACTION FIGURE FROM THE 1998 FILM. I HOPE THEY COME OUT WITH SOMETHING FOR THIS ONE.

  • Al

    I HAVE A MULDER ACTION FIGURE FROM THE 1998 FILM. I HOPE THEY COME OUT WITH SOMETHING FOR THIS ONE.

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