With Mark Romanek’s The Wolf Man bumped to February 2009, and Underworld: Keeping Costs Down just now going before cameras, it was beginning to look like 2008 would be a lycanthrope-free year.  I’m sure this was fucking you up something fierce.  Well, look what our platonic bedmates at JoBlo.com found:

That’s not only a werewolf.  That’s a werewolf and Chris Carter.  And you know what Chris Carter’s doin’ right now.  Aside from selling his fleet of vintage Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobiles to Edward Herrmann.

We still don’t have much of a plot summary for The X-Files 2, so I’ve no idea how prominently werewolves figure into the narrative, but this does bolster the belief that this will be, at heart, a big monster movie.  It also reminds me of the time I got thrown out of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio for distributing anti-Whig literature.  Who knew Bazooka Joe comics were so larded with inflammatory political rhetoric?

By the way, the title of this second big screen foray for The X-Files is temporary; I’m sure they’ll hit upon something as profound as Fight the Future between now and the July 25th release date. My recommendation: Let’s Re-Get Harry.