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THE X-FILES 3 Starring Simon Pegg?

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

The X-Files

The newest issue of Empire (out tomorrow) has an interview with The X-Files creator Chris Carter.  A few choice excerpts have been released and while they don’t really offer us a lot of new information…it’s still X-Files and that means I’m posting it.  That’s right!  No one can stop me and…oh…I’m fired.

Chris confirms that if the third movie happens they would want it to be a mythology based film rather than a standalone monster of the week.  So that means aliens, black oil, and conspiracies…at least…I hope so.  The final seasons of the show dealt with super soldiers and the like, not a plot point I’m interested in going back to.

“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.”

As a huge X-Files fan I would absolutely love to have a third film.  All the actors seem to be on board, as does Chris Carter himself.  It just seems to be a matter of money and whether Fox will pony up the dough.  I did enjoy the second film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, but I will admit to being somewhat disappointed by it.

Chris did offer up one interesting piece of trivia.  Simon Pegg almost had a role in the second film.  I can’t imagine where they would have put him.

“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.”

There may be more information in the Empire interview so we’ll have to check it out!

Today’s Links: New Bond Girl, Release Date Changes, Photos From The Avengers and More

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • A few movies have tweaked release dates, Steven Spielberg’s War Horse will open December 25th, The Adventures of Tintin and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will both open in wide release (including IMAX) on Wednesday, Dec. 21. [Deadline 1, 2] UPDATED in our Fall & Holiday Movie Guide 2011.
  • X-Files creator Chris Carter is back to TV with mystery drama, I hope this doesn’t mean he’s forgotten an X-Files 2012 movie. [deadline]
  • Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ gets a release date. [theplaylist]
  • Ellen Page joins cast of ‘The East’ [variety]
  • More photos from the Avengers. [comingsoon]
  • Berenice Marlohe is the new Bond girl. [twitchfilm]