Updated: X-Files 3?
It's hard to believe that there's a chance of a third X-Files film after the previous monster outing that did some strange stuff with the franchise and failed to even touch on anything related to the ongoing alien conspiracy story line, but apparently there is.
It seems as though Gillian Anderson has been talking about playing Agent Scully one more time in a third film.
Of course we've heard nothing much about this so far, and we were led to believe that the second X-Files film, The X Files: I Want to Believe, was closing off the franchise without even addressing the huge alien conspiracy that they had created and ran with for all those seasons on television and then ramped up in the first X-Files film, the good one.
So it would make sense that after the poor outing they decide to do another film to close off everything properly, give people some real closure.
Speaking at the Sarajevo Film Festival Gillian Anderson revealed that the new film would be completed in 2012, possibly. I say possibly because her words were translated from and back into English over at Dnenvik.hr through JoBlo and don't make total sense. It could be that she's responding to a direct question along the lines of "would you play Scully again if there was an X-Files 2 film?" or maybe she really is talking about a new film.
"Of course I would play in the new film sequel for THE X-FILES"
Now that does sound like it doesn't it? However then she follows it up with something that definitely sounds like the film is going to happen.
"The new extension is in preparation and should be filmed in 2012."
Well that's pretty certain that there's something going on for the third film, but what will it be? Are we talking about a return to an alien conspiracy story? Will Mulder and Scully have kids? Perhaps they'll be handing over to a new FBI crew or maybe the kids will take over? I mean how else could they completely ruin the X-Files franchise?
Update: In The Telegraph today there's a much better translation:
There isn’t any reason not to do it. It was fun, it was hard work. I feel a certain commitment to that group of people that I worked with and we still enjoy doing it, when we do it.
There is no reason why not to come together and do it again. If they can pull it off, we’ll find some reason to make it. There isn't any reason not to do it.
Now that sounds much more like a response to a pointed question, "would you do it if asked?" and "why wouldn't they do it?". Much more than someone saying that it's definitely going to happen.