The chatter surrounding an "X-Files 3" has begun to pick up as at the recent Comic-Con, Gillian Anderson stated she wants it back, and previous to that, David Duchovny said he wants the film to be a big budget spectacle.
Now Chris Carter, the creator behind the popular series that ran for over 200 episodes, talks X-Files 3 mentioning Simon Pegg in the process.
Carter tells Empire Magazine that Pegg was considered for the second X-Files movie, and that Anderson recently starred in a movie with Pegg where the Star Trek actor stated he's a big fan.
Gillian [Anderson] worked with Simon Pegg on a movie [2008's How To Lose Friends And Alienate People] and told me that he was a big fan. 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.
Carter goes on to say that the cast seems to be on the same page, but they are just waiting on Fox Studios. Plot elements are also hinted with mention the alien colonization has already taken place.
It's really up to Twentieth 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. The colonisation date has passed [in the series, the date for the alien invasion was December 22, 2012 - Ed.] and that is something we wouldn't ignore. For the second movie, we only had the budget for a standalone story, but we want to go back to the mythology.