Producer Frank Spotnitz (who is also the scriptwriter behind the X-Files TV show and the movies) is still dreaming of / planning a third X-Files movie even if the previous opus, I Want To Believe, didn't perform well. He tried to explained the theatrical failure in a recent interview given to the Sci-Fi Movie Page (here) :
I doubt it was really due to Batman or to the Joker... If the movie X-Files 2 was a failure it was rather because people didn't find what they were craving for: all fans wanted to see some alien invasion! Not even a real mention of William, Scully's baby...
X-Files 3, Frank Spotnitz should definitely consider a plot revolving around the alien invasion! Otherwise I doubt 20th Century Fox would hurry to green light the third X-Files movie even if the second film may do well on DVD...
Can't be too early for Frank Spotnitz to think about a potential plot for X-Files 3 anyway:
Let's hope he's hinting at this damn alien invasion!
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson both enjoyed reprising their roles respectively as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully and would be willing to make a third movie.
But not sure that 20th Century Fox would agree to financially back X-Files 3. Fortunately (?) Frank Spotnitz said he'd be ready to produce X-Files 3 himself.
Frank Spotniz, if you happen to drop by this blog, please: focus on the aliens, and try to tell us what happened to Scully's toddler!
If you give what the fans want, X-Files 3 could be a real blockbuster!