May 22 2024


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Pegg In X-Files Movie?

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Star Trek into DarknessSimon Pegg might have a role in a third X-Files movie.

If the third movie happens, X-Files Creator Chris Carter would be interested in having Pegg in that movie.

Gillian [Anderson] worked with Simon Pegg on a movie and told me he was a big fan,” said Carter. “We actually thought about putting him in the second movie, but there was no part for him. I certainly would think about him if we were to go forward in any way.”

Will a third X-Files movie be made? “It’s really up to 20th Century Fox,” said Carter. “…all of us are interested in putting the band back together, [and] I have an idea for a third movie in my head.”

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9 thoughts on “Pegg In X-Files Movie?

  1. Please. As much as loved the series, I Want to Believe was already too little, waaaaay too late by the time it came out. If I’m reading the IMDB numbers right, it actually was a money loser–I don’t see the studios going ahead with another one when, on top of that, it’s been this many more years since X-Files was in anyone’s mind.
    Of course, all this being said, I’d still go see it, but if it’s anything like the last one, there’s only going to be myself and maybe one other person in the theater.

  2. Well, if the studio was going to do another, wouldn’t it have been prudent to time it with the alien invasion that was supposed to go down in 2012? I mean, it could be good, I’d see it.

  3. Yeah, I’d be stunned if they made a third movie. I was stunned when they made a SECOND movie, and indeed, it bombed big time.

    It’s odd that X-Files seems to have had virtually no “afterlife”. It seemed to evaporate from the mass cultural consciousness very quickly once the series ended, and never resurfaced — which is something I never would have imagined would happen in 1998, when I was sitting in the theater on opening night for the first movie and the whole thing seemed to be the biggest franchise since Star Trek.

    But X-Files was also a case study in what not to do with a TV series, which probably has a lot to do with the implosion. It strung the audience along for too long with its mythology arc, which just got to be maddeningly convoluted, was constantly raising more questions than it answered, and generally left too many people feeling like they were just being screwed around with.

  4. And then, when they did take it to the big screen, they basically ignored the last few seasons of the show and didn’t give us any of the mythology payoff… Had the second X-Files film actually been a setup for the 2012 invasion, I think it could’ve revitalized itself, but by going the route they did, I think they doomed it… and if not doomed, hurt its chances very, very badly.

  5. That sounds interesting. I watched X Files as a TV series but at some point i had lost interest. It just seemed to become just too weird. However, i would consider going an X File movie and I would go to see Simon Pegg in.

  6. Indeed. That ending was just nonsensical and pathetic. Very… very Lindehof.

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