The X-Files’ David Duchovny is hoping for a new movie

X-Files star David Duchovny says Chris Carter is probably working on a third movie.

X-Files David Duchovny
X-Files David Duchovny
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Dana Scully and Fox Mulder in The X-Files

It has been ten years since The X-Files left your TV screen, and four years since a lukewarm showing from second movie, 2008’s X-Files: I Want To Believe, but star David Duchovny hasn’t given up hope.

“That book doesn’t close until somebody dies, really,” Duchovny told Collider.

“One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness. It was about possibility. It wasn’t about closure. It just couldn’t be. There is no such thing as that story ever ending. Those characters are forever searching. That’s what they do. Even if we’re not watching them, they’re out there, in some dimension. Mulder and Scully are still doing their thing ‘cause that’s their nature.

“I would love to do another film, or more. I think we’re all game for it. I know I’m kind of perplexed that Fox isn’t more [enthusiastic]. Here’s a homegrown property that you don’t have to go buy, like fuckin’ Green Lantern or something, to make it. Here you’ve got an actual action franchise that’s your own. I think Chris [Carter] is probably working on an idea, so we’ll see.”

As to why he thought X-Files: I Want To Believe met with a fairly muted reception, Duchovny added, “Unfortunately, with the last one, they didn’t spend the money to compete in a summer fashion, and they brought it out in the summer. It should be a summer film. It should be an action film. But, the last one we made was not. The last one we made was a dark, contemplative, small $25 million film. It was basically an independent film. When you come out against Batman, it’s not going to happen.