"X-files" fans will be happy to know that show creator Chris Carter has an idea swirling around for a potential third film. Empire recently caught up with Carter who talked about how the third film would explore the franchise mythology, "It’s really up to Twentieth Century Fox, whether they have the will to do it,” he told the magazine. “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 colonization 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."
Not only that but he's already eyeing Simon Pegg for a possible role in the film if he were to accept it. "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,” he reveals. “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.”
Even though a third "X-files" film is still up in the air, it's nice to know that Carter still has a passion for the project. Also, how cool would it be to see Simon Pegg team up with Scully and Mulder — I'd watch the shit out of that!