Actress Gillian Anderson has travelled to Sydney, Australia for the premiere of the new film “Johnny English Reborn” where she plays the head of a fictional espionage organisation, acting opposite comedian Rowan Atkinson. The new film is released Australia wide from Thursday 15 September.
Talking to various press outlets in Australia questions naturally turned to the current status of the ‘X-Files’ franchise and whether there is any momentum behind a further feature film or if there is consideration being given to a reboot of the series.
As Bruce Campbell once said so eloquently “I’m an actor, they don’t tell me sh!t”, and with no formal announcement behind the actresses’ comments take them as a bit of rumour and speculation but she did comment as follows in regards to a possible third X-Files feature film;
I hope it will happen, there’s talk of it
I don’t know who’s writing it but I hear there’s something going on.
Not much in the way of details however as a fan of the franchise it’s good to hear there is still hope of things continuing. Show creator Chris Carter has previously made comments implying that a third film would allow them to deliver the final conclusion on the series in a satisfying manner, and that with 2012 approaching, it presents a fantastic opportunity to wrap things up. Fans of the TV show would recall the significance of the year 2012 in the final episode of the series.
2012 is just around the corner meaning any film hoping to be released in that time frame would need to be moving into production mode pretty soon, though given the nature of the show failing to meet this date would only present a slight hiccup along the way.
We’ll let you know of any further announcements on X-Files 3.