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."