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Monday 22 September 2014

Pegg: I'd consider X-Files 3 role

Simon Pegg revealed he is a huge fan of The X-Files

Simon Pegg has reportedly revealed he would like to appear in the third X-Files film - if Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were also on board.

The World's End star told The Sun that he would sign up for a role because he loved the sci-fi television series.

"I was a big fan of The X-Files and I've become friends with Gillian Anderson since," he said.

"I've always loved that show so it's definitely something I'd consider. It's a great story and it would be nice to see it continue."

But Simon, who starred with Gillian in 2008's How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, said he would only do it if the show's original stars returned.

"It has to be with David Duchovny and with Gillian," he added.

The show's creator Chris Carter has already revealed that Simon was considered for a role in the 2008 sequel X-Files: I Want To Believe.

"Gillian worked with Simon Pegg on a movie and told me that he was a big fan. We actually thought about putting him in the second movie, but there was no part for him," he said. "I certainly would think about him if we were to go forward in any way."

He also said that the third instalment would be deeply tied into the X-Files mythology, unlike the second film.

"For the second movie, we only had the budget for a standalone story, but we want to go back to the mythology. I think all of us are interested in putting the band back together," he told Empire.

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