Black Panther director Ryan Coogler reboots X-Files, says creators
science fiction movie File X may be on the way back, with Black Panther And Creed Director Ryan Coogler directs the new reboot, according to the series’ original creator, Chris Carter. in one recent episode of CBC Radio’s On the beachCarter told interviewer Michelle Eliot that Coogler plans to “retell” File X with a diverse cast.”
Carter said that he recently spoke with Coogler, who told him about the idea of reviving the franchise. Carter did not provide further details, only adding that Coogler was “cutting the job for him, because we covered too much territory.” Representatives for Coogler did not respond to a request for comment. Polygon has also reached out to Carter for clarification and will update when the manufacturer responds.
It’s unclear what form the new X-Files project will take, or what platforms or networks it will air on; but Carter thinks a more modern version of the show would require major changes. He told CBC: “We are now immersed in intrigue. “X Profile handles one central plot, but now the world is full of plots so I thought it would be a different show.”
File X ran for 11 seasons, with the original nine seasons running from 1993 to 2002 and two additional seasons in 2016 and 2018. Carter also wrote and produced two films, 1998. X-Files: Against the Future and 2008 X Profile: I want to believeand create a short-lived spinoff, Lonely Guns.
Coogler’s most recent film, Black Panther: Wakanda foreverin theaters November 2022. The writer-director will also executive produce Marvel’s heart of stone series and is developing a new untitled series set in Wakanda for Disney Plus. Coogler was a producer on Article of Faith IIIdirected by Michael B. Jordan.