The X-Files could soon be returning to the big screen, according to its stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

The pair dropped hints of Agents Mulder and Scully returning in a third film while talking to fans during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Saturday.

“I think (series creator) Chris Carter is working on a script,” David said.

“He’s shooting a pilot right now, so he may not be, but he claims to be working on a script, and if he does do that and Fox want to make it…Gillian will do it, I will do it, so start your writing campaign now.”

The pair also suggested a new film could be on the cards as they attended an event at New York’s Comic Con to mark the show’s 20th anniversary.

David echoed his previous sentiments at the event, saying “All the principals are on board…it’s really up to Twentieth Century Fox at this point.”

Gillian added that if the fans wanted to see another film they needed to let their voices be heard.

The pair were last together as Mulder and Scully in the 2008 X-Files film I Want To Believe.

The TV series – which saw the pair’s FBI agents investigating unsolved paranormal events – ran from 1993 to 2002.

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