Though he created “The X-Files,” Chris Carter is not involved in the upcoming reboot of the property and says he has no qualms about giving up creative control to someone else.

Speaking with Inverse recently, Carter says he encounters people surprised by his ability to step back from his creation:

“It’s interesting, people say, ‘Aren’t you possessive of it?’ And I say, ‘No, I’m looking forward to seeing what somebody else does with it.”

“Black Panther” filmmaker Ryan Coogler is steering the new incarnation of the series and Carter says he recently had a “really nice conversation” with Coogler about the idea of the reboot:

“I just asked him what his ideas were, and he told me, and I said, ‘Those sound like good ideas’. No matter what, he’s got a hard job. Casting is a hard job. Mounting it is a hard job. All the problems that I dealt with are going to be his problems.”

Carter adds that one issue that’s going to make the reboot harder now than it was for the original back in the 1990s is that conspiracy theories have become the norm due to social media:

“Everything’s a conspiracy. No one knows what the truth is. It’s completely subjective and relative now.”

Carter says we all saw it in the last month with Kate Middleton’s public absence, which was ultimately revealed to be due to a cancer diagnosis:

“Can you imagine, first of all, being sick — but then everyone’s got a take on it? The most private thing becomes the most public thing, and then the most misunderstood thing.

Carter also spoke about how Fox executives weren’t fans of his casting choices in the early 1990s, with the studio wanting someone else for Scully with studio executives asking him “where’s the sex appeal” when he cast Gillian Anderson. Carter says:

“Even though Gillian’s beautiful, she wasn’t their idea of sexy. First, because they didn’t understand what I was trying to do with the show. And she was an unknown, so that never helps.”

The full interview is up at Inverse.

The post “X-Files” Creator On Reboot, Conspiracies appeared first on Dark Horizons.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.