“The X-Files” creator Chris Carter admits he is very keen to tackle a possible third installment of the popular movie series, which is based on the American science fiction television show launched in the early 90’s.


FBI special agents Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny)

Carter spoke to Empire Magazine recently saying:

“It’s really up to 20th 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.”

Carter added:

“The colonization date has passed, and that is something we wouldn’t ignore,”

“We only had the budget for a standalone story, but we want to go back to the mythology.”

The fist installment "The X-Files: Fight the Future" grossed $189 million worldwide.

The fist installment “The X-Files: Fight the Future” grossed $189 million worldwide.

Asked about the second movie in which he served as director, Carter answered:

“We only had the budget for a standalone story, but we want to go back to the mythology.”

The possibility of a third installment should not come as a surprise, speaking to Entertainment Weekly back in 2008, Carter revealed he has plans for a third movie saying:

“We would like to make another film,”

“We’re not under the illusion that it’s a given; we’ve got to perform with [this summer’s X-Files: I Want to Believe] in order to give it another day.”


Carter said that if the second installment, “I Want to Believe”, proved successful. he would propose a third movie

According to X-Files mythology, the final stage of said invasion was due to start in December 2012. Mayan mythology marked 21 December 2012, as the date of the apocalypse.
He added:

“That is actually part of the literature. It is a Mayan date. But I think we’d like to revisit that whole storyline.”

The second installment “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” received mixed to negative reviews, scoring 32% on the Tomatometer. Carter will have a difficult time to convince Fox to consider the project; at the box-office the sequel did not impress either. The film grossed $68,3 million worldwide, placing it in 114th place among 2008 domestic releases.

It would be interesting to see what Carter can put together for the third installment. Alien invasions, the possibility of an apocalypse and seeing FBI special agents Scully and Mulder together on screen again is enough reason to be a little excited.