Monday, November 8, 2010
X-Files 3???? Really??
There was an interview with David Duchovny in France's TVMag where it was suggested that the third X-Files script was being penned (I would assume it be the team of Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz writing the script)- and would be returning to the show's labyrinthine mythology.
I was shocked that the movie was greenlit considering the box office failure that was X-Files: I Want to Believe, a movie that was geared towards the shippers (the fans who wanted Mulder and Scully to be together) and was an independent story.
However, Latino Review reports that the news was an error and that a script has not been written as of yet. I guess it would be nice for the fans that are left to have one last hooray for Mulder and Scully- but who really cares at this point? The original mytharc was so muddled by the end of the show that it was clear that Chris Carter had no clear idea where he wanted to take the storyline. And most importantly the great characters that supported Mulder and Scully in their adventures are already gone (X, Krycek, Cigarette Smoking Man, the Lone Gunmen), and I think the magic is honestly gone for The X-Files. It's something that can live on in comic form, but as a film franchise is pretty dead in the water.
I would suggest to Chris Carter, instead of focusing on a new X-Files movie, how about fans of Millennium get that feature film that has been discussed for over a decade now? Fans deserve it and dammit, Lance Henriksen deserves it as well. If you have written that script, Mr. Carter, I humbly apologize and encourage you to push for it. Shove it down a Fox's exec's throat if you must, but make it happen.
Like the poster on Mulder's wall says: I want to believe.