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Chris Carter isn’t so sure about Mulder & Scully’s Kid right now

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X-Files series creator Chris Carter isn’t so sure about Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully’s (Gillian Anderson) baby these days.


When it comes to The X-Files, our recent updates have focused on which series is starring Gillian Anderson (De Kroon, sex education, scoop), also known as FBI agent and Dr. Dana Scully, and series creator Chris Carter have a say in what Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed, “Black Panther” movies) has an in-universe reboot planned. But for this go-round, Carter looks back on the Season 11 finale — and makes a statement that has ‘X-Files’ fans talking. If you haven’t seen it yet, consider the “MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!“ Sign up now – cool?

Okay, so by the time “My Struggle IV” is finished, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) learned from Scully that William (Miles Robbins) wasn’t actually their son – instead, he was an “idea born in a laboratory” that resulted in an experiment that spawned William. But just when Mulder thinks he’s no longer a father, Scully puts his hand on her stomach after the bigger reveal: “You’re a father” – adding that it’s their child even though that should be “more than impossible” are. In case that wasn’t clear enough, Carter would confirm that it was their child in a 2018 interview: “I will confirm that it is their child. But I will also confirm that Scully has alien DNA.” But that was six years ago…

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Speaking at The Action Station’s The X-Files event in New York, hosted by actor/comedian (and star of “X-Files”) Joel McHale, Carter offered a deeper perspective on that scene and what the moment meant. “We talk about immortality several times on the show. And it played a role in the series finale in a way that’s very important. And as I’m sure most people know, in the final episode, Scully gives in or tells Mulder about her pregnancy. And that became very controversial,” the series creator said.

Carter continued, “Gillian got very angry with me. And it was like, I wasn’t sure why that was. But I actually welcomed the controversy; I thought it was a good thing. But it follows Scully’s motherhood, if you will, with Emily (Scully’s daughter) and with William, and why does anyone think this pregnancy is anything other than science fiction? This is the science fiction show that describes pregnancy at the beginning of the episode where “The Truth Is Out There” is a thing different and it’s what I had in mind. So I just want to say it’s not necessarily Mulder and Scully’s child.

The X-Files creator Chris Carter on reboot efforts

During a recent interview with Other way aroundCarter spoke from experience about why Coogler has a “tough task” ahead of him – adding that Coogler will face a bigger hurdle than he had to overcome during the original series: “Everything is a conspiracy.”

“No matter what happens, he has a tough job. Casting is a tough job. Editing it is a tough job. All the problems I faced are going to be his problems,” Carter explained, noting the production responsibilities that come with were accompanied. the responsible person. But where Carter and Coogler part ways is when it comes to conspiracy theories. During Carter’s performance, Anderson’s Dana Scully was seen as the voice of the reasoned majority – seeking practical answers to seemingly fantastic situations (the sandbox that David Duchovnyin which Fox played Mulder). Now? These same conspiracy theories have become more of a mainstream conversation thanks to the combination of social media and disinformation.

“Everything is a conspiracy. Nobody knows what the truth is. It’s completely subjective and relative now.” Carter noted the recent online speculation surrounding Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, fueled by her public absence and terrible PR work on the part of Kensington Palace. Middleton would eventually post a video revealing his cancer diagnosis and that he had undergone treatment. “Can you imagine, first of all, being sick, but then everyone has an opinion about it? The most personal thing becomes the most public, and then the most misunderstood thing,” he added. “You do a show like this, (and) there’s media done about you, and it’s like, ‘What does that produce? What does that produce? What is the outcome of that thing?’ It’s not always good,” Carter revealed, noting that the show may also have been a factor in encouraging our current climate of general mistrust.

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Speak with The cover in February at the opening of his art exhibition in Los Angeles, Carter confirmed that he will not be part of the reboot/spin-off series. “Just as a cheerleader. They don’t need my blessing. 20th Century Fox and Disney own the show. They are free to do whatever they believe with it. I’m honored that they came to me and didn’t ask for my permission but my blessing.” While the spoiler lockdown won’t allow him to reveal any details, Carter did confirm that he has spoken with Coogler about how to approach the new series. “Disney says I’m not allowed to talk about it. But I’ll tell you, yes. I had a conversation with him. Yes, he likes to go with a diverse cast. And he has some good ideas.” Does this mean Carter is done with the franchise, ready to pass the creative baton to Coogler? Not quite. “Oh, if David (Duchovny) and Gillian (Anderson) wanted to do it again. Yeah, probably, I’d be inspired,” he added.


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