Fans of the popular sci-fi series "The X-Files" are rejoicing after the stars of the show, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, revealed on Saturday that a new X-Files film could be in the works.
The Guardian reported that the topic of a third film came up during a discussion ahead of an X-Files reunion panel at New York Comic Con. Anderson and Duchovny went on Reddit to participate in the site's Ask Me Anything (AMA). When questioned about the possibility of a third film, Duchovny jumped straight in, responding with
I think Chris Carter is working on a script. Chris is shooting a pilot right now, so he might not be working on a script, but he claims to be working on a script, and if he does do that and Fox wants to make it . . . Gillian will do it, I will do it, so start your writing campaign now. Seriously. We'd all love to do it. The ball is in Fox's hands. And not Fox Mulder, Fox the studio."
Anderson and Duchovny also answered questions about whether or not they believe in UFO's, their favorite "monster of the week" from the show, what their children think of the show, and killer cats.
"The X-Files" was a cult hit in the 1990's and the show still resonates with fans today. The series aired for nine seasons and has already spawned two film adaptations, "The X-Files" and "The X-Files: I Want To Believe." Fans have been hoping a third film might come to fruition eventually and after the AMA with Anderson and Duchovny on Saturday, a third film is looking very likely indeed.