It's taken a bit of time for the trades to catch up to the long-awaited X-Files sequel, currently being referred to as X-Files 2, but now that they have a flurry of information has hit the net. Variety just announced that 20th Century Fox has set a release date of July 25th, 2008 (that's this summer people!!) for the first X-Files flick in ten years. Unfortunately, that's all we know right now, and a plot synopsis was not released, but they did offer up the following: "Studio is keeping the film's logline under wraps, but stressed the pic is a stand-alone story and supernatural thriller that takes the complicated relationship between Mulder and Scully in new directions."

Hmm, so they're taking their complicated relationship in new directions, huh? Perhaps the two will get married and have a child that turns out to be ... a Predalien?! Could it be? Maybe? As of right now, the only other films opening on that same weekend are the Will Ferell/John C. Reilly comedy Step Brothers, and yet another Ice Cube family flick. What's up with Cube and the family flicks, anyway? He was really doing well with the badass roles (although XXX: They Should've Stopped at Diesel didn't exactly live up to the hype it didn't receive); I wish he'd go back to kicking butt. Or, if not that, then give us another another another Friday. All that being said, X-Files 2 should do fairly well against its competition, but they'll need to WOW us a bit when it comes time for trailers. A stop at NY ComicCon this spring wouldn't hurt either.

Random Note: For some reason I kept writing X-Men, and not X-Files, but caught the mistake right before I pushed this sucker live. That would've been a funny one, huh? Oh, the comments ...