It’s been four years since Mulder and Scully returned to the big screen with the thud of a dud that was the second film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Sadly, that flick was more in the vein of a forgettable monster-of-the-week episode than the epic last hooray for our favorite FBI agents. While there have been rumblings about a possible third X-Files movie at some point in the future, it’s still remained very much in the “unconfirmed rumors” column. Now Frank Spotnitz, a veteran X-Filer who co-wrote the last movie with creator Chris Carter, has sounded off on the prospect of a third film…as well as the possibility of the show getting a TV reboot.
While Spotnitz doesn’t have any concrete info about when/if a third X-Files movie could happen, he does say that he and Carter already know what the movie would be about. Thankfully for those of us who sat through I Want to Believe, the third film would venture back into the show’s wheelhouse — nasty aliens plotting bad things. Speaking to Den of Geek, Spotnitz said:
I mean I’ve known for many years what I would like the movie to be and I’ve been talking to Chris Carter about it for many years, but there is no script … It’s the climax of the alien colonization story that began the series.