Ryan Coogler is rumored for an X-Files reboot

Chris Carter said Coogler’s film will be a “rehash” of the ’90s original starring David Duchovny and Dana Scully.

Ryan Coogler may explore aliens in a possible X-Files reboot.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” writer-director Coogler and the Proximity banner are being teased to help with an updated reimagining of the Fox series that aired from 1993-2002. Between 2016 and 2018, the quality of which was controversial among fans.

The creator of the original “X-Files” series, Chris Carter, said a “On the Shore” Podcast that the rumored project will be a “retooling” of the legacy series.

“I just talked to a young man, Ryan Coogler, who is reshooting The X-Files with a diverse cast,” Carter shared. “So we’ve got work for him because we’ve covered so much ground.”

IndieWire has reached out to representatives of Coogler and 20th Century Television for comment. Whatever form the Cooger-led series takes, it will likely play on Disney-owned Hulu, which ran Fox’s 2016 and 2018 seasons after Disney acquired 20 Television. Coogler and Proximity signed a multi-year deal with Disney Television in 2021.

Carter was previously attached to a 2020 animated comedy series, The X-Files: Albuquerque. At the time, the series revolved around a group of outcasts who take on cases that are too obscure for Mulder and Scully.

Coogler made his feature directorial debut in 2013 with the indie film “Fruitvale Station,” starring Michael B. Jordan, who he later directed in 2015’s “Creed” and “Black Panther.”

Coogler has since been nominated for two Oscars for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (original song) and “Judas the Black Messiah” (best picture producer). ,” and “Sheba” alongside the “X-Files” reboot. He will direct “Juvenile Scenes” based on his Bay Area upbringing and time spent in juvenile detention. Avengers: Age of Ultron director Destin Daniel Cretton and writer Chinaka Hodge are producing the series with Coogler.

“Anthem,” “Bitter Root” and “Wrong Answer” were also produced by Coogler’s production banner, “Wrong Answer,” starring Michael B. Jordan, is about an Atlanta math teacher who changes his students’ test scores to get more. state support for the school.

Coogler, who is reimagining “The X-Files” for modern audiences, similarly echoes Oscar winner Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” reboot for Paramount Plus in 2019.

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