Rumors of a third X-Files movie have been circulating almost since the second film, The X-Files: I Want To Believe hit theaters in 2008. While that film wasn’t exactly a roaring success at the box office, that hasn’t stopped fans — and apparently, the cast — from speculating about the possibility of another adventure with Dana Scully and Fox Mulder.
“We’re hoping to [do another X-Files film],” said franchise actress Gillian Anderson during an interview with Australian movie site TheFIX. “That’s something that we’ve said from the beginning — that we’d be interested in doing it if it ever came up again.”
Anderson was doing press rounds for the Australian premiere of Rowan Atkinson’s Johnny English Reborn, but ended up weighing in one the possibility of more X-Files down the road. According to Anderson, given all of the apocalyptic connotations of the year 2012, the time couldn’t be better for revisiting the FBI duo’s alien-mystery adventures.
“I know that there are some discussions about it, [but] I have no idea at what stage,” she continued. “There might a script. [I don't know] how interested Fox is in doing it.”
“We’re all hoping that it’s something that might take place,” she added. “But they better hurry. 2012, which is the perfect subject matter, is coming up quickly.”
So there you have it, X-Files fans. Go ahead and say it with us now, it’s okay: We want to believe.