The X Files recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary at Comic Con and fans seemed just as excited as when the show was still on the air. The last X Files incarnation, The X Files: I Want to Believe feature film, was released in 2008 to a mixed response from critics and fans.
Despite the failure of the second film, fans are still pining for one more outing. In fact, demand is so high for the X Files universe that creator Chris Carter is currently overseeing the release of season 10 of The X Files in comic book form.
Another X Files film is clearly should be made and here’s three reasons why.
3. X Files More Relevant Now Than Before
The actors and producers of The X Files hit on an interesting point while manning the Comic Con panel this year. It was mentioned that The X Files was incredibly relevant today.
The X Files was a television series that played on people’s mistrust of the government and today there are enough ongoing scams and lies in the government making headlines than Kim Kardashion’s baby!
There’s NSA spying, IRS scandals, Benghazi scandals and everything in between. No matter which side of the political fence you lie, there’s obviously a stench in the air and people are growing weary of it.
With Americans growing more and more skeptical of the government, The X Files is a show that would play perfectly to audiences. It’s more relevant now than twenty years ago. At least we have one thing we can thank the government for.
2. Duchovny and Anderson Better Than Ever
The X Files was the breakout project for lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. They had great chemistry on the show and brought their characters to life. However, today the actors are better than ever and could really take these characters to places we’ve never imagined.
Duchovny has found success on Californication as a middle aged writer going through a mid life crisis while Anderson has stretched her acting muscles with roles like the one she has on TV’s Hannibal. Both actors are pulling out their best work today so giving them back characters like Mulder and Scully is almost a no brainer.
1. X Files Fans Still Need a Proper Finale
Many X Files fans will tell you they weren’t exactly satisfied with the series finale of The X Files. It wasn’t exactly designed to give fans closure. Then came The X Files: I Want to Believe.
Despite a lot of vocal hatred for the film, I thought it was a fantastic picture. It boiled The X Files down to its true core: the relationship between Mulder and Scully and the question of faith. It was a great X Files fan, but again it was not exactly designed to give fans closure.
What The X Files needs is one final film to cap it all off; a film to really deal with the alien invasion (which would have already happened…or would it…). We need the big popcorn flick that we deserve. We need the film that we know Carter and company can pull off. We need closure. We need the finale we’ve been waiting so long for.