Lovers of The X-Files might get a reason to believe in Hollywood again. Gillian Anderson, who played skeptical Agent Dana Scully, appearing at Fan Expo Canada, said she met with series creator Chris Carter about a third movie. A user live-tweeting the event said Anderson describes the chances as pretty good.
The second film, “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” only grossed about $68 million worldwide. That’s not exactly summer blockbuster numbers. Agent Fox Mulder himself, David Duchovny, told Collider Fox ( the studio, not the agent) didn’t do enough to promote the movie. He termed the promotional efforts for the second X-Files movie more along the lines of an independent film.
“When you come out against Batman, it’s not going to happen. You’re not going to be sold as an independent film, and you’re not going to compete against Batman with $25 million.”
Duchovny is surprised Fox isn’t more excited about the prospect, especially since it owns the rights to the TV show. Though her comments are more recent and optimistic, even Anderson acknowledged Fox still has to be convinced. An X-Files movie would certainly be better summer fare than say, “Battleship,” but with Hollywood you just never know.