Get your keyboards ready, X-philes, because David Duchovny has given out another call to arms (or fingers in this case) and fans are ready to comply!
During an appearance on ‘The ‘Tonight Show,’ Duchovny was asked if there would be another ‘X-Files’ movie. “We always want to. [Creator] Chris Carter, and Gillian Anderson and I,” replied Duchovny. “We’re always on board. You know, you want to write to Fox. Get them going.”
No truer words were spoken!
Ever since the 2008 release of ‘X-Files: I Want to Believe,’ the desire for a third and final ‘X-Files’ film has been expressed, not only by fans, but also by Carter, Duchovny, Anderson and executive producer Frank Spotnitz. The only people not on board is Fox.
Fox currently owns the sequel rights to the show and apparently the studio doesn’t think that a third film would be profitable for them despite the massive cult following the franchise has. ‘I Want to Believe’ only earned about $63.4 million worldwide – a very dismal outing considering the first film earned $189 million. Of course, fans (and the producers) know why the second film tanked and Spotnitz even addressed this saying that he’d like to see a final movie brought back to the series’ roots of alien colonization and government conspiracy storylines.
Fans have been doing their part with write in campaigns in the past, but with the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut coming up in September, a third film would be a great cap to it all. Obviously it would be too late to get a feature film made to commemorate their 20th anniversary but maybe a serious development of the project could get started – even if it meant having a film release for a possible 25th anniversary film.
Duchovny, on his end, doesn’t mind how long it will take to get a film made. “You could wheel me out. I’ll be Fox Mulder forever.”
You can watch the segment of Duchovny discussing a third ‘X-Files’ film with Jay Leno below courtesy of NBC: