The X-Files creator Chris Carter has revealed that Ryan Coogler (Creed, Black Panther) is working on a reboot of the TV series
Ryan Coogler sent the Rocky franchise off in a completely new direction with his film Creed, then made one of the most highly respected entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Black Panther. Now, while he continues producing Creed sequels and working on further expansions of the Black Panther franchise (he directed the sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), it sounds like Coogler is about to put his stamp on another famous property. In a new interview, The X-Files creator Chris Carter has indicated that the sci-fi series is about to get a Ryan Coogler reboot!
While being interviewed on the show On the Coast, Carter was asked how The X-Files would be different if it were made in our current times. Carter replied, “We’re so steeped in conspiracies now. The X-Files dealt with a central conspiracy, but now the world is so full of conspiracies that I think it would be a different show. Actually, I just spoke to a young man, Ryan Coogler, who is going to remount The X-Files with a diverse cast. So he’s got his work cut out for him, because we covered so much territory.“
There hasn’t been any mention of a Ryan Coogler take on The X-Files before this interview, so Carter just gave On the Coast a major scoop.
The X-Files originally ran for nine seasons, from 1993 to 2002. It was then revived for a tenth season in 2016 and an eleventh in 2018. Along the way, there were also two feature films and a short-lived spin-off called The Lone Gunmen. The X-Files centered on Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), who investigate the eponymous “X-Files”: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena.
A couple years ago, it was announced that an animated comedy spin-off called The X-Files: Albuquerque was in the works, but we haven’t heard anything more about that.
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