Gillian Anderson Won’t Scuttle The Idea Of Returning As Scully In ‘X-Files’ Reboot

Gillian Anderson Won’t Scuttle The Idea Of Returning As Scully In ‘X-Files’ Reboot

On Wednesday’s episode of the Today show, Gillian Anderson talked about Ryan Coogler‘s rumored reboot of the long-running sci-fi series.

Anderson played FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files from 1992 to 2002.

“It’s so funny because for most of my life, since I have finished The X-Files, every interview I do, people have asked and the answer has always been, ‘Nope, not going to happen, not going to happen,’” Anderson said “Now, Ryan Coog;er, who is the director of Black Panther — brilliant, brilliant director — has approached Chris Carter to say that he wants to do a take on it, and I cannot think of a better way around for a reboot to happen.”

Calling Coogler “a bit of a genius,” Anderson said that “there’s a chance [a reboot will] happen.”

She added, “Whether I am involved in it is a whole other thing. I’m not saying no. I think he’s really cool and I think if he did it, it would probably be done incredibly well. And maybe I’ll pop in for a little something something.”

Anderson was previously involved in a two-season revival of the series, which ran on Fox from 2016 to 2018. The original series also led to two feature film spinoffs, The X-Files in 1998 and The X-Files: I Want to Believe in 2008.

The X-Files premiered in 1993 with David Duchovny and Anderson starring as FBI Special Agents Mulder and Scully, respectively. For 11 seasons, the duo investigated cases involving the paranormal. Carter said the show would be totally different today as “we’re steeped in conspiracies.”

Most recently, Coogler released the follow-up to Black Panther titled Wakanda Forever, which he co-write and directed. The film received recognition on the awards circuit, including five Oscar nominations.

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