'X-Files' Creator Has an Idea for a Third Movie, Wants Simon Pegg to Star
Despite the poor box office results of 2008's X-Files: I Want To Believe, it seems series creator Chris Carter hasn't given up hope on a third film. In fact, he has eyes on Simon Pegg as a possible new addition to the cast.
In an interview with Empire, Carter was asked if he had ever noticed all of the X-Files references in Spaced, the series that launched Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost to stardom.
"No," he replied. "But Gillian [Anderson] worked with Simon Pegg on a movie [2008's How To Lose Friends And Alienate People] 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."
In terms of the third movie overall though, Carter stated that:
It's really up to Twentieth Century Fox, whether they have the will to do it. 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 [in the series, the date for the alien invasion was December 22, 2012 - Ed.] 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.
Despite missing the window of opportunity for a 2012 film, another crack at wrapping up the larger X-Files story is certainly intriguing. Fingers crossed I suppose.