X-Files: Black Panther director Ryan Coogler in talks to reboot series

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X-Files creator Chris Carter says Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler is interested in helming a reboot of the classic TV series.

From 1993 to 2002, The X-Files wowed TV audiences with thrilling investigations into the paranormal. A brief revival a few years ago saw the acclaimed series return for its 10th and 11th seasons, but even more stories in the world of X-Files are on the way.

In 2020, for instance, Fox announced an animated spinoff series, The X-Files of Albuquerque, with Chris Carter attached as executive producer. Fox had tapped Bento Box, the animation studio behind Bob’s Burgers, to provide animation services.

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There’s no word on the progress of this particular series; however, Chris Carter claims a reboot could soon be in the works.

Ryan Coogler is interested in rebooting The X-Files

Speaking with CBC‘s On the Coast, series creator Christ Carter said he recently touched base with Ryan Coogler about “remount[ing]” The X-Files.

According to Carter, the Creed and Black Panther director is interested in reimagining the brand with a “diverse cast.”

“I just spoke to a young man, Ryan Coogler, who is going to remount The X-Files with a diverse cast. So, he’s got his work cut out for him because we covered so much territory,” Carter told On the Coast.

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Carter imagines the series will become a completely different beast, given the prevalence of conspiracies to current audiences. He added, “We’re so steeped in conspiracies now. The X-Files dealt with a central conspiracy, but now the world is so full of conspiracies that I think that it would be a different show.”

Disney has yet to confirm whether an X-Files reboot is in the works with Ryan Coogler. His most recent directorial effort, Wakanda Forever, raked in quite a lot of dough for the company by topping $850 million at the box office.

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