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. "
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."