X-Files 2 Casting News

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:51 pm,

xfilespic X Files 2 Casting  NewsWe all knew that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were returning to the roles that made them famous in the X-Files sequel, but until now everyone was unsure who would be joining them on the silver screen.

News has come from The Hollywood Reporter that Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly and rapper Xzibt will be co-starring in the, as yet untitled X-Files follow-up.

What’s strange about this annoucement is the calibre of this supporting cast.

According to the trade paper; Peet and Xzibit will play a pair of F.B.I agents, while Connolly’s role is unknown.

I’ll be honest with you, I have no idea who Xzibit is, but after some google related research I have discovered that his real name is Alvin Nathaniel Joiner and he’s got quite an extensive imdb filmography.

Peet is always good value (after my Matthew Perry post this week, all I need is some Bruce Willis news to complete my Whole Nine/Ten Yards cast round-up), while Billy Connolly is a comedy legend over here in the UK.

The interesting thing about the Hollywood Reporter’s article is that they say the new film is a stand-alone film and not a sequel or continuation of 1998′s X-Files.

I’ll admit to being disappointed by the original X-Files when it was released and this news sounds like they’re starting with a clean slate.

The film will be directed by X-Files creator Chris Carter

We will find out if the truth is still out there in July 2008.

I can’t wait.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Xzibit is famous for hosting PIMP MY RIDE on MTV.


  2. Heath,
    I’m soooo not the kind of guy who watches PIMP MY RIDE.

  3. I’m glad you guys are covering this because I probably won’t even go see it when it comes out…


  4. Yeah I’m with Niall on the pimp my ride show.
    Besides some dumb casting choices I’m totally in line for this movie!!!
    If it wasn’t for the Writers Strike this movie woudnt have happend. Chris Carter had the script written long ago and go it greenlit quick.
    The Truth is out there really way out there deep underground.

  5. The X-Files was great in its day, and I feel that it could have a good run as a film series. That is if they’re done right – like The Mothman Prophecies.


  6. Xzibit had a role in XXX: State of the Union. He was the black guy who set up the jacking of the tanks.

    I loved the X-Files when Duchovny was on it but the first movie was kind of boring. I just hope the next one is titled X-Files: The Apology. :o)

  7. Yeah the first film had its slow moments.
    I’m hoping this ones gonna be better. I know Chris Carter would love the X-files to one day possibly come back on TV in some fashion.
    This film could be a good reboot
    I hope they cram the film with as many actors from the original show as possible.
    I would love to see Robert Patrick in this as well.
    Since The Unit is on Strike vacation I’m sure he’s availible. !!!