More X-Files 2 Spoilers. Sort Of.

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While a few X-Files 2 spoilers and plot details have been leaked, not too much is known about the film. We can say for certain it comes out July 25 and that the movie is a stand-alone story; it won't be tied into the overreaching mythology of the series.

That's how X-Files creator Chris Carter explained the new film.

"We knew we wanted to do something that wasn't a mythology episode. We'd kind of wrapped up the mythology, to a large extent, in the series. So I think, especially coming back a number of years later, the best thing to do would be to reintroduce The X-Files to its core audience, but also maybe introduce it to a lot of people who haven't had a chance to see it before, who were maybe too young to see it before.

I talk to college kids now who were too young fifteen years ago [when the series began], and if you're 22 years old and in college, you were just a kid. So I think there are lots of kids who didn't see it. "

Scully and Mulder

So, if the flick isn't about the alien/government conspiracy plotline, what is it about? Can Carter give us any details?

"I can't, really, because nobody really wants to know. The truth is everybody wants to go and have a great experience. They want to be surprised and they want to be scared and if the cat gets out of the bag, there's no putting it back in."

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The X-Files: I Want to Believe Quotes

Fox Mulder: Scully? Why would he say that? "Don't give up." Why would he say such a thing to you?
Dana Scully: I think that was clearly meant for you, Mulder.
Fox Mulder: He didn't say it to me. He said it to you. If Father Joe were the devil, why would he say the opposite of what the devil might say? Maybe that's the answer, the larger answer. Don't give up.

Fox Mulder: I can feel you thinking.
Dana Scully: Sorry. I can't sleep.
Fox Mulder: Actually, I have a little something for that.
Dana Scully: Just a little something?
Fox Mulder: Thank you.