X-Files and Hannibal actor Gillian Anderson took part in a Reddit question and answer session to promote her new book, and of course fans asked about the possibility of more X-Files. I can't imagine she is able to buy groceries without someone asking about more X-Files. But her answer seemed at least slightly optimistic.
"Uh....uh... uh.. " she wrote when asked for news about a possible third X-Files movie. "Sorta kinda. Keep your ears to the ground."
Series creator Chris Carter has also discussed a third movie. "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 it in my head," he stated in an interview.
"The colonisation date has passed and that is something we wouldn't ignore in that story. When they came to us and asked us to do the second movie, they told us the budget limitations and we knew we wouldn't be able to do another mythology story," he continued. "So we did something much smaller and more intimate — I call it a standalone movie. But if we were going to go forward, I would go back to something that would really connect more to the mythology and to the first movie."
So there you go. Gillian Anderson drops hints that things may be moving forward, and the show's creator details what we can expect if a movie is ever put into production. The entire question and answer thread is interesting and often funny, although the idea of an all-female Ghostbusters film seems to excite Anderson more than any other question.
"OH MY GOD, I just looked it up online. Paul Feig, cast me now! Start a Twitter petition! I'm free!!!!!" she wrote, [emphasis in original]. "I'm free I'm free and I'm funny, goddamnit!"