Director Chris Carter Wants Simon Pegg for 'The X-Files 3'

Though a story is in place, it's ultimately up to 20th Century Fox for this project to move forward.

Simon Pegg wanted to star in The X-Files 3
Simon Pegg wanted to star in The X-Files 3
The X-Files series creator Chris Carter, who also directed 1998's first The X-Files movie and 2008's The X-Files: I Want to Believe, has revealed that there may be a role for Simon Pegg in The X-Files 3, if it moves forward. Here's what the filmmaker had to say, revealing that they almost cast the British actor in The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

"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."

We haven't heard anything about The X-Files 3 since March, when series star David Duchovny said the fans should get involved in asking 20th Century Fox to make the sequel. When asked about the status of this follow-up, Chris Carter had this to say.

"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 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."

Who would you like to see Simon Pegg play in The X-Files 3? Chime in with your thoughts below.

The X-Files 3 is in development and stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson.



Sources: Empire

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Comments (6)

  1. GROND29

    It was actually Rob Bowman that directed the first film. Fox needs to show this property some real love, take a leaf out of Paramount's book and remaster/recreate special effects to allow the release of the series on Blu-ray, as Paramount have been doing with the Star Trek series

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  2. gumperman

    Nice, I just saw a bit of the second movie the other day while at work.

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  3. ed_wood

    Please make another one.

    1 year agoby @ed-woodFlag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    WHAAAAT!?!??

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. Writer220

    XF:2 was not all that good, Carter needs to have to go bigger in scale and a lot more action to not just bring back the fans but also bring in a larger audience.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  6. jasdjqs

    It will be awesome to go back to the story that made me love the show.

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