A few years ago I had one of those wacky ideas of mine to undertake something requiring a serious amount of time with my ass glued to the couch…re-watching the entire series of the X-Files. For those of you who were not born or were living under a rock in the 1990s, the X-Files was a sci-fi drama starring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as two FBI special agents tasked with investigating unsolved cases of the paranormal variety. The show ran on Fox from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002. That’s 9 seasons, 202 episodes, 2 movies and approximately 9308 minutes, 155 hours, or 6.5 days of my life…I’m in year three of this intense marathon and I think I’m currently in season 4, in otherwords, I’ve got a long road ahead of me, but I WANT TO BELIEVE that I can finish this.
To make matters worse for my social life, Gillian Anderson has now hinted that a third X-Files movie might be in the works. At the Toronto Fan Expo on Sunday, Anderson was asked about the possibility and stated, “”I met with [series creator Chris Carter] before coming here and it’s looking pretty good.” Duchovny has also expressed positively toward the idea of another film.
This all comes just a few weeks after rumors flooded the internet that the two stars were finally a real life couple…but according to Duchovny’s rep, they are not an item.
The expressed interest by the two stars as well as creator Chris Carter’s continued ethusism is promising, but the real hurdle is getting the network on board to fund this film after the total FLOP that was X-Files: I want to Believe, which was released in 2008.
There have been mixed reactions within the X-Files fan community, some are thrilled and others know when to say quit. What are your thoughts? Excited about the idea of an additional film or disappointed?