There may be new X-Files from Black Panther director Ryan Coogler


Ryan Coogler, the director of Belief and both Black Panther movies, maybe looking for another franchise for adjustment. Damn disgusting noted that, in a recent interview with CBCs At the coast, X files creator Chris Carter said Coogler was looking for a “remount” of the franchise.

He told At the coast presenter Gloria Macarenko: “I just spoke to a young man, Ryan Coogler, who is going to take off again The X files with a diverse cast.” Which makes sense. The X files wasn’t a variety show, though it did create one of pop culture’s standout heroines and spark more than a great many conversations about women in science. Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully seemed to inspire an entire generation of young women to become doctors and scientists, as she used her own analytical skills to take on David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder. Since then it has become the “Scully effect.”

In addition to improving the franchise’s diversity (the show’s later movies and 2016 season did better diversify the cast, but those sequels themselves were also…absolute crap to watch), a new show will also change the way on which conspiracy theories have changed.

Since the show’s end in 2002, dangerous conspiracy theories fueled by extremely accessible misinformation online have changed the course of our culture. Political figures such as Donald Trump are actively popularizing conspiracy theories to delegitimize others and secure power. It’s no longer things like little green men and a second shooter on the grassy knoll.

Carter has spoken the challenges of making the show in this current day and age concerned about his own role in popularizing conspiracy theories, which used to exist on the fringes of society, not on its fringes. But a director like Coogler could help more recent things, if his work on the Black Panther series is all to pass.

But at the moment, the official status of his “remount” is unknown. So, as the show says, don’t trust anyone – at least until an official announcement is made.