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For years fans have felt that ‘The X-Files: I Want to Believe’ was the wrong sequel for the hit franchise and probably sank any chance of a third movie. Now Chris Carter is owning up to that fact.

While being interviewed at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour about the upcoming ‘X-Files’ revival, Carter spoke about how the second film didn’t work with audience expectations with how the series had finished off. While a monster of the week stand alone movie could have worked further into the movie franchise, fans wanted more of the mythology. The EP and showrunner did reveal he wrote a third ‘X-Files’ film and that if it was ever greenlit that it would be nothing like the second movie:

“If there is a third movie it’s got to be a gigantic movie. It would have to be a big-budget movie; that’s what X-Files fans want. We tried to do a very small movie about faith the second time out. And it was released in the middle of summer tentpole movies. It was a misstep in that way. I think [a third movie] has to be more like the first movie.”

Thankfully Carter doesn’t believe that the current six-episode revival will be the end of the series. It actually better not because the sixth episode apparently ends up a big cliffhanger and with no set plan for another season or film yet in sight, you almost have to wonder if this is a ploy to get another round of episodes greenlit:

“If we do well in the ratings, I can’t imagine we wouldn’t be asked to do more.”

If you want the truth to continue to be out there as much as we do and apparently get closure that we’ll be left without make sure to tune in when the upcoming episodes air!

Are you glad to hear that Carter has a completely different vision for a third movie? Do you think we’ll be getting another season to follow up on the promised cliffhanger? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Entertainment Weekly