So you’re an X-Files fan and you’re wondering if they’ll ever get around to making a third film that wraps up the show’s dense and often confusing mythology. Series star David Duchovny has a solution for you. “Nag” the studio.
Bloody Disgusting notes that Duchovny and Gillian Anderson frequently dedicate a portion of their various interviews to “beg for another chance to play Fox Mulder and Dana Scully” once again.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Duchovny used a recent appearance on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show to do just that once again.
“We always want to,” Duchovny told Leno on Wednesday night. “[Creator] Chris Carter and [co-star] Gillian Anderson and I, we’re always on board.”
Duchovny has expressed interest in getting the band back together for another X-Files outing before, and encouraged fans of the show to start a letter-writing campaign to Fox in order to make it happen.
“You want to write Fox and get ‘em going…,” he said, adding, “You could wheel me [out]. I’ll play Fox Mulder forever.”
Until X-Files sees its potential third entry, neither Duchovny nor Anderson are hurting for work. Duchovny is getting tons of acclaim with Showtime’s Californication and Anderson recently nabbed a recurring role in Hannibal.
The X-Files aired on Fox for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002, and spawned two feature films: The X-Files: Fight the Future, which scored about $189 million at the box office, and 2008’s I Want to Believe, which fell flat with critics and audiences.
Until a potential third film is made, you’ll just have to make do with the new X-Files comic books.
What do you think? Would you like to see a third X-Files film?