April 18, 2008 at 12:00 PM EDT

The truth is out there…as a trilogy? X-Files creator Chris Carter has revealed that he has ambitions to make at least one more movie detailing the adventures of Mulder and Scully. “We would like to make another film,” Carter told EW.com on Friday, prior to his

appearance at this year’s New York Comic Con. “We’re not under the

illusion that it’s a given; we’ve got to perform with [this summer’s X-Files: I Want to

Believe] in order to give it another day.”

Another installment would make three films in the franchise, following 1998’s The X-Files and the forthcoming, Carter-directed, I Want to Believe, which debuts in theaters July 25 and is a stand alone monster-of-the-week-type venture. But Carter suggested that a future movie might re-engage with the original TV show’s overarching alien-invasion plot. Doing so could be timely given that, according to X-Files mythology, the final stage of said invasion is due to start in December 2012. “Well, we didn’t think that one up,” Carter said. “That is actually part of the literature. It is a Mayan date. But I think we’d like to revisit that whole storyline.”

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