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The X-Files Sequel: Fewer Aliens, More Ghosts

Not only did some new production stills come out today for the X-Files sequel, but new details about the plot have been revealed. Or, more specifically there are details about what's not going to be included in the next X-Files movie: mythology.

According to USA Today, this next movie "will dump the long-running 'mythology' plotline — that aliens live among us and are part of a colonizing effort — that made it one of the most popular television shows in the late 1990s but ultimately drove away some viewers who found it too complex and ambiguous." Series creator Chris Carter is quoted as saying "We want a stand-alone movie, not a mythology conspiracy one."

What does this mean, exactly? To find out,


Carter is remaining mum on any and all plot specifics, though there's mention of the stand-alone episodes that aired and didn't have to do with the long-running story, episodes that centered on "cults, ghosts, psychics and ancient curses." The hope is that focusing the movie on this sort of thing will attract a wider audience than just the show's core fan base. For fans, filmmakers think the Mulder-Scully relationship will still be a big draw. Carter claims the duo had "an intellectual romance that's very rare and restrained compared to so many relationships on TV. I think that's what appealed most to the fans."

What do you think? Are you anxious to see Mulder and Scully teamed back up again, hacking away at supernatural mysteries?


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sunshowers83 sunshowers83 8 years
Wow, I'm even more excited now knowing that it's not going to be another installation in the possible-alien-takeover-but-maybe-not conspiracy plotline! And come on, they can't forget about the hotness between Mulder and Scully where they left off! I wanna see some action!!! Preferably R-rated!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
Yep Gillian's a lot younger, right? Plus, she could have gone for the botox. . .I can't imagine DD eeever doing anything like that, though!
raieven raieven 9 years
ps Gillian Anderson looks amazing, Mulder is still hot too (but showing age more) I just watched his episodes from Twin Peaks and he is so young there!
raieven raieven 9 years
So excited, so exited!
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years
Wow, it never occurred to me that X-Files could come back. I'm over the whole supernatural thing but I don't think I'm over Mulder-Scully relationship. I hope this movie makes it to Europe.
littlemissme littlemissme 9 years
I didn't know they were making a movie out of this :OOPS:
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
They look so good.
caryatid caryatid 9 years
haha bella, i have to second the request for a personal investigation. ;)
rickimc rickimc 9 years
Yeah! I never really liked the episodes with the conspiracy theory, anyway, and I think it kind of ruined the first movie.
KenzieChevelle KenzieChevelle 9 years
I can't freakin wait!!!! I love this show...
Beauty Beauty 9 years
I look forward to seeing Agent Mulder investigate a certain beauty blogger....
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
OMG I saw one of the pictures today on another website and totally starting screaming. I cannot wait to see this movie. I am so excited and I will die screaming when they release the trailer.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
OMG OMG *hyperventilate.* I like to think of myself as a composed adult who's above freaking out over a TV show, but I love the X-Files sooooo much! I CAN'T WAIT!
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 9 years
It's been so long since the series and the first movie, it's hard to remember what was even going on. I'm glad it will be "stand alone" at this point. Also I'm glad to see both Scully and Mulder in their original form!
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