What are the odds on another 'X-Files' movie?
July 19th, 2013
02:57 PM ET

What are the odds on another 'X-Files' movie?

Fans searching for the truth about a third "X-Files" movie will need to keep looking.

The possibility of another film came up at the 20th anniversary panel at Comic-Con on Thursday, and the response from the well-stocked panel attendees was pretty vague.

The TV Guide-hosted event reunited stars David Duchovny (Agent Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) with "X-Files" creator Chris Carter and executive producers Howard Gordon and Vince Gilligan, among others.

Religious viewers of the long-running series, which followed two FBI agents as they tracked unexplained paranormal cases, were frank with their curiosity about the relationship between Mulder and Scully. (What would the two do on a date? "Have sex," Anderson answered. "Then maybe dinner?" Duchovny followed.)

When talk turned to another "X-Files" film, both stars said they'd be interested, should the project ever happen.

""The show was so flexible and could encompass so many different ideas," Duchovny said. "I always thought whenever we can do it, come back together, we would. So we will."

Anderson, too, thought another movie was a "great idea," although she wasn't as keen on the concept of bringing "The X-Files" back as a limited series, akin to what Fox is doing with the once-defunct "24" next year.

Creator Carter played it cool on the chatter, instead noting that "The X-Files," which ran from 1993 to 2002, would still have relevance if it did return today.

“The suspicion and conspiracy theories are so much more rampant,” he said. “You could do the show now. You couldn’t really do the show in 2002 because people trusted the government — or wanted to. We went through a period there where 'The X-Files' was not relevant.”

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    July 23, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rock

    DAYUM...Gillian still looks delicious

    July 23, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. We are going to dinner tonight..hair..peace...


    July 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. everything remains the same---nobody going anywhere...we have too watch her...she's a hack and a lying one also.


    July 22, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. voted: Best reunion

    the best.....

    July 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ..nutting gonna stop the reunion...i don't tire easily...


    July 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cait

    LOVED X-files! Good movies as well. But I wish Chris Carter would revisit "Millenium" in a movie, maybe with an R-rating? It didn't get enough praise as it should have while it was on, so well done. Lance Henrickson was an amazing actor, perfect for this gritty show!

    July 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. S-x and Fun

    that's what i want...

    July 22, 2013 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. Beer Battered Lady Parts

    Money. That's what I want.

    July 22, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. Avant Coast Garde

    Today, CNN, I feel compelled to re-enact all of your stories using pantomime.

    July 22, 2013 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. Anti x is a problem

    see another show

    July 22, 2013 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  15. x files

    would love too see this show

    July 22, 2013 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  16. big words that say all the same crap....just laugh at her crew...


    July 22, 2013 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  17. dell...go bang your boyfriend


    July 22, 2013 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  18. M.A.P.

    PLEASE make a new X-Files movie! Seriously one of my all-time favourite TV shows, Scully taught me about being a good skeptic! Duchovny should die in the movie at the end.

    July 22, 2013 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  19. Ann

    I hope we have another movie. X-Files has always been one of the best shows on TV. Great stories, great cast, awesome acting.

    July 22, 2013 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  20. No Crowd Yet...

    but soon if you don't keep quiet!

    July 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  21. NewBar

    i hope there is a reunion it would wonderful.

    July 21, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Midge

    not sure...

    July 21, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  23. Alvarez

    This news got me so excited a just dropped a massive steaming turd on my couch.

    July 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Anti xfile

    Worked on the series,, two of the worst people you could ever meet. Self centered, arrogant, ignorant, and very poor actors, your all suckers

    July 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nic

      Nice spelling and grammar. Not. You sound pretty arrogant and self centered with your comment. Opinions, opinions.

      July 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  25. trilly3807

    The X-Files used to be my Friday night must-see TV. It was the end of another week at the office & I couldn't wait to get home & relax & watch my favorite show. It will always rate high on my list of quality entertainment.

    July 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |


    July 20, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  27. Alan S.

    While on Summer break from school I was able to watch each and every show of the X Files via Netflix. I would love to see a new movie or even limited TV prodution again.

    July 20, 2013 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  28. RCDC

    I agree Gillian Anderson is hot. I lost my virginity after I watch her last movie show. She is talented. Hope to see the movie again.

    July 20, 2013 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  29. Constantine19901662

    Awsome call dude!!! X-Files was the best tv show ever!!!!!!!! I hope they make a totally kick ass movie!!!!

    July 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Farting With Confidence

    I hope they make it. Best TV show ever!

    July 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |

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