Chris Carter Discusses “X-Files 3”; Role For Simon Pegg?

August 25, 2013

In an exclusive interview with Empire, THE X-FILES show creator Chris Carter revealed that a third film would return to the show’s mythology, and could have a role available for Simon Pegg.

It’s really up to Twentieth Century Fox, whether they have the will to do it,” Carter tells Empire. “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 colonization 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.

Carter also mentioned that he nearly cast Simon Pegg in the second film.

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,” he reveals. “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.

Would Simon Pegg make a good addition to The X-Files? I’d be interested.

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