It's not often that a TV show can remain relevant years after it's off the air. X-Files still has its share of fans but are there enough to warrant another big screen movie?
X-Files aired on FOX from 1993 to 2002. In 1998 we saw the first movie, X-Files: Fight The Future along with a second movie ten years later, X-Files: I Want To Believe. Despite the anticipation for the second movie six years after the show went off the air, it failed to live up to the expectations of the fans. Could there still be a third movie?
Last August Gillian Anderson expressed her enthusiasm for a third movie. Recently David Duchovny spoke to The Daily Beast and brought up the subject once again.
I do think that would be the key, return to what the show is really about, aliens. Duchovny went on to defend the last movie and stated that he has nothing but respect for show creator Chris Carter and the entire writing staff of the show.
As far as the X-Files movie I’d like to do next, if we get a chance to do it, would be a return to the heart and soul of the mythology, which is the alien-oriented conspiracy. I think it’s natural for The X-Files to have another movie in 2012, so we’ll see if we get to do it.
Is The X-Files still on your radar? DC (throught Wildstorm) recently put out a seven issue mini-series so we can see people are still interested. Would you watch the next movie? Can a movie dealing with alien conspiracies be successful today? Is it time to close the X-Files once and for all? Personally, I hope to see the movie return in full force.