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Keep Believing: Third 'The X-Files' movie possible, Chris Carter says

Many “X-Files” faithful want to believe that a third film could be on the way, and 2014 mumblings indicate this dream may become reality. In a recent “ask me anything” (ama) on Reddit, series creator Chris Carter said of a possible third cinematic installment “Just you wait.” While he didn’t confirm solidified plans for the future of the franchise, his statement hints that there’s at least hope. And as any respectable X-Phile knows, where there’s hope there’s a will to believe.

The X-Files Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny)
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Earlier this year Gillian Anderson, who portrayed “The X-Files” protagonist Dana Scully, left plans similarly open. However she did state that it wouldn’t realistically occur until 2016. Thankfully Carter alluded to a continuation of “The X-Files” lore rather than a “monster of the week” style film. 1998’s “The X-Files: Fight the Future” fell between seasons five and six, and focused on an already established mythology. The second movie, “The X-Files: I want to Believe” opted for a standalone narrative. Playing out like an elongated episode, it was simultaneously exhilarating and tiresome. Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), Scully, and Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), offered a real treat in resuming their familiar roles, but the story oozed along dully.

It’s relieving to know that there’s even the possibility of a third flick, and moreover that unlike the rickety “I Want to Believe,” that it will follow the mythology. Though 2014 has delivered hints and whisperings of a third “The X-Files” movie, if there’s anything the brooding series taught fans, it was to trust no one. Is another “The X-Files” film the truth you search for, or would you rather see the script terminated by alien bounty hunters? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts!

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