Remember those new X-Files comics that are coming out this summer? Well it looks as if they're going to be even more fantastic than we thought because Chris Carter is personally taking part in their production. The comic series is subtitled "Season 10" and Chris will be executive producing them. Currently, he is "personally reading outlines and scripts, providing feedback and suggestions."
Writer Joe Harris and artist Michael Walsh will be working on the new comics. Comic Book Resources recently invterviewed Harris, and he had a lot of interesting things to say about the new adventures coming for Mulder and Scully. Some of the highlights:
"It picks up some time after the last movie and re-introduces Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, along with plenty of the supporting cast of characters everyone remembers and would expect to see."
"We're going to re-establish the mythology, the ever-elusive but tireless quest to discover "the Truth," while conspiratorial elements work against our heroes from both within the government, as well as outside of it, and we're going to dig into plenty of paranormal threats including some that just might be of the extraterrestrial variety."
"They're [Mulder and Scully] together in this series. They're an item. But it's not nearly that simple, or easy, and there are extenuating circumstances related to who they are and what they've been through, both together and apart, that will really test them."
"Another thing I plan on doing every now and again is creating what amounts to a sequel for some classic standalone "Monster of the Week" stories. We've already got one of these in the works and, I do suspect, it's going to get some people excited when they hear about it."
Read more from the interview here.
Update: The first issue will be released June 19th, 2013.
In the opening story arc, “Believers,” readers will catch up with Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, living normal lives together under secret identities. However, a visit from an old friend threatens to rip them from suburban anonymity, as they learn that someone is preying upon everyone involved in THE X-FILES. Prepare to revisit familiar faces—some very unexpected, threats old and new, and an intriguing mystery designed to return the beloved franchise to its former glory!
Find more information at Comic Book Critic.
If you thought Gillian Anderson, Robert Patrick and Mitch Pileggi were enough to create an X-Files reunion at Calgary Expo this coming spring, think again. One more X-Files alumni has beed added to the already amazing line-up of guests at this fast-growing con, Cary Elwes, AKA Asistant Director Brad Follmer.
Yes, yes, some of us may have hated him a little (maybe a lot; maybe he got in the way of your ship), but he redeems himself and helps get things right in the end. You might also recognize Cary Elwes from his roles in The Princess Bride and the Saw movies.
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo will take place in Calgary, AB April 26-28. Check out their website for more details on the Expo.
Exciting news, X-Philes!
Gillian Anderson has joined an as yet unnamed drama pilot from Rand Ravich (Life).
The project has been described as an action-thriller centered around the elite of Washington DC and follows a Secret Service agent charged with protecting the Presidents of the United State's son. While attending his first day on the job, the President's son, along with his classmates are kidnapped, setting off an international crisis.
Gillian Anderson (Meg) will play a powerful CEO and the sister to FBI Agent, Susie Dunn (666 Park Avenue's, Rachael Taylor), mother of of one of the children kidnapped and in charge of getting information from the other kidnapped children's parents.
Anderson also has an upcoming three-part role on NBC's Hannibal and is currently starring on BBC's The Fall. This would be the first time in the ten years since The X-Files went off the air that Anderson would have a recurring role on US television.
LAX-Files is holding another round of charity auctions to benefit the American Cancer Society in honor of Kim Manners. There are some great autographed X-Files items this round, including comics, magazines, and posters, as well as some rarer items, too. This round ends in less than two days.
So if your X-Files collection is looking a little thin, check out the auction, grab some cool items, and help a great cause. Also, be sure to follow LAX-Files on Facebook and author Erica Fraga on Twitter for updates on future auctions.
February 23rd, 1964
To the enigmatic Dana Scully,
You’ve necropsied elephants, beat cancer, fought aliens, and somehow made it all look easy. Happy birthday, Scully. We can’t wait to see what you do next!