Gillian Anderson, along with her former co-star on the popular television series The X-Files, have said that they would open to the idea of doing another film. The pair have already teamed up for two films following the conclusion of the series, The X-Files and The X-Files: I Want To Believe, but it looks like the pair of actors might be wanting to give their fans more.
They got together on Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series’ premiere. Anderson and Duchovny participated in a panel discussion at the Paley Center For Media as well as the Comic Con conference over the weekend, which both took place in New York. The actors spent a lot of time promoting the franchise over the weekend as well, a hint that maybe a movie will be in the near future for fans.
The show ran from 1993 until 2002, and Anderson played agent Dana Scully. Both she and agent Fox Mulder were agents of the FBI, but they had one key difference, the fact that Mulder was a believer of the paranormal and Scully was not. Together, they would investigate paranormal cases, which even led to alien conspiracies within the government. It was also rumored that the actors were a couple on the show, after much sexual tension throughout the franchise.
I think that after 20 years David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson could finally admit being a couple. I would be pleased ;P
— Beta (@suomibeta) October 14, 2013
Gillian Anderson has also said that if fans want another film, then they should let their voices be heard. Duchovny also showed his support for the project when saying, “Gillian and I want to do it, so it’s really up to 20th Century Fox at this point.” The show was very popular during the time that it aired, and fans of the series should get excited for what is to come. The reception for the last film was disappointing, and many people felt that the franchise had lost its own plot.
Is it just me or does it feel like Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are the only 2 people that want another X Files movie.
— Matt Mira (@MattMira) October 14, 2013
— GillianAndersonDaily (@AndersonDaily) October 12, 2013
The writer for the series, Chris Carter, has also expressed interest in the third film, despite legal issues that delayed the last film.
Just ooh-ing and aaw-ing so much over Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny so much @paleycenter panel. Fangirl's dream.
— refinery29 (@Refinery29) October 12, 2013
Upon Gillian Anderson’s suggestion, hopefully enough fans will make their voices heard, and allow the third film to be made. Who wouldn’t love to see another X Files film? In an age where much of the population likes to binge on Netflix watching, it is likely that the series has gained many fans since the release of their last two films as well.