Let me start by saying I never saw The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Simply put, I just didn’t believe it could be good. Based on the reviews and what friends have told me, I was right.
Since news started to come out about the premise of the last X-Files film I knew they were taking the characters down the wrong path. The pseudo monster-of-the-week episodes the series was known for worked well enough on TV, but you want something pretty big for a feature film. Really big.
The first movie got it right in my opinion. Conspiracy. Aliens. Giant UFOs. That’s movie caliber material. Mulder and Scully waxing poetic about a psychic priest in the sequel? Not so much.
It pains me a little to call out the second film like that because I’m a huge X-Files fan. That comes with sincerity as I have Mulder and Scully action figures within arms reach and the first film’s movie poster adorning my wall. Fortunately, it sounds like plans for a new X-Files film may return to the conspiracy-laden content us fans loved so much.
In a recent interview, David Duchovny gave some indication that should a third X-Files film happen it would get back to its roots:
“As far as the X-Files movie I’d like to do next, if we get a chance to do it, would be a return to the heart and soul of the mythology, which is the alien-oriented conspiracy. I think it’s natural for The X-Files to have another movie in 2012, so we’ll see if we get to do it.”
2012 is important considering that was the year the aliens among us would bring their plans for world domination to fruition. There’s also the whole Mayan calendar end of the world thing which Roland Emmerich’s upcoming film titled…wait for it…2012 will explore. No worries about a third X-Files film not being able to distinguish itself from Emmerich’s work. Last I checked 2012 didn’t have aliens involved.
No other details on another X-Files film yet as people are only talking at this point. Don’t worry though, we’ll get you the truth when we find it because we know it’s out there after all. What? You didn’t really expect me to write all this and not work in a cheap “The Truth is out There” joke did you?