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Gillian Anderson Wants Back In Third X-Files Movie

One of the truly quintessential terror hotties, Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame, made some waves over the weekend when she went on record in an interview saying that she was dying to come back to a third X-Files, and that there was talk not only of a third one for her to come back to, but also a fourth.

Seems Anderson was out at the premiere of Johnny English Reborn, the sequel to the original Johnny English featuring Rowan Atkinson as the title character, an MI7 agent who’s earnest and brusque yet nearly every bit as accident-prone as Mr. Bean himself. Anyway, Anderson expressed an interest in coming not only for a third X-Files, but also for a spoof version, of all things. And she’s not the only one talking about it, especially since the first sequel, X-Files: I Want to Believe, pulled in around $68 million worldwide by the time it was all said and done.

If the third one continues from the first one, we could be looking at something very nice indeed. If it follows the second, disaster awaits. Just which one we’ll see remains to be seen, so keep it right here for all the latest.

Third X-Files Movie?

(Gillian Anderson)

Wow, folks.  Just wow.  I really wasn’t expecting to dig this one up, and I’m all sorts of amazed to even be telling you about it.

Gillian Anderson, possibly one of the great terror hotties for her work as Dana Scully on The X-Files, who redefined the concept of romantic tension in sci-fi for geeks everywhere throughout most of the nineties, would definitely come back and play Dana Scully for a third film.  In fact, according to the website Dnevnik, she’s actually said that it’s filming now and will be ready by…2012.

2012.  As in “end of the Mayan calendar” 2012.  Well isn’t that just creepy.

More Fun With Scully?

I really can’t believe I’m announcing this, but apparently there is talk of a third X-Files movie. I am as fond of Gillian Anderson as any other geek, but seriously, there has got to be a limit. After the lackluster performance of the previous I can’t begin to imagine how there would be a third one justified especially in an economy that’s down even for film production.

There is some hope however that a third X-Files movie might in some way redeem the mess that was made of the second because the first was really rather good. As a person who practices a policy of cautious optimism during developments like these, I find it abundantly possible that a third X-Files could be good, assuming Chris Carter doesn’t make his previous mistake of wanting to make “a stand alone film” that isn’t “dependent upon the mythology”. Those are actual quotes, folks.

I find it hard to believe that Carter is sufficiently large of a moron to not understand that the success of the X-Files series is completely dependent on its mythology. That’s why people go to see it–to get caught up on the things that weren’t resolved in the series and Lord knows there were plenty of those.

As for release dates, they haven’t started production yet, so it’s a good long way off.

Gillian Anderson–Unquestionably Terror Hottie


So here’s one for the Out of Left Field department–Gillian Anderson, the no-nonsense counterpart to wackjob Spooky Mulder on the venerated TV series (and two movies!) The X-Files, recently had a featured spread in Maxim magazine.

Now, being able to apply the phrase “Maxim Hottie” to terror hottie Gillian Anderson is no small delight, and indeed, a mark of more superficial success on her part.  We’ve long known Anderson had solid acting chops, but seeing her celebrated for her physical attractiveness is just as fulfilling, albeit in a totally different way.

Think about that for a minute.  She’s a terror hottie–being Dana Scully for as long as she was qualifies you by SHEER ENDURANCE.  She hosted Masterpiece Theatre.  She was in Last King of Scotland.  She’s been an actor, a director, a writer, a voice actor, and everything in between and now, amazingly, she’s a MAXIM HOTTIE.

For anyone out there who still thinks that the concept of the terror hottie is some kind of chauvinist-driven design, then I point you squarely at Gillian Anderson, tell you unequivocally that SHE is a terror hottie, and that if you don’t believe it, then there truly is no hope for you.