David Duchovny Wants to Do a Third ‘X-Files’ Movie

The actor speaks out about possibility of the third installment of the sci-fi series, plus what went wrong with the second movie.
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David Duchovny Wants to Do a Third ‘X-Files’ Movie

I would love to do another film, or more. - David DuchovnyCollider recently interviewed actor David Duchovny and got the scoop on the rumored 3rd X-Files movie.

"That book doesn't close until somebody dies, really. 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. It's weird to me, but I'm not an executive. I don't know if they made the Green Lantern either, but I'm just using that as an example of, "Why make that film? Why not make a homegrown franchise that is excellent, and that has proven to be excellent and interesting?" I don't get it, but that's not my business.

I think Chris Carter is probably working on an idea, so we'll see. 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. You're not going to be sold as an independent film, and you're not going to compete against Batman with $25 million. "

The actor will be seen next in Christopher Neil's indie comedy Goats. As for those rumors about Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) dating in real-life? Well, only time will tell if those pan out to be true.

The X-Files 3 is in development .

Sources:Collider
Tags:X-Files

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  • jasdjqs • 3 years ago

    Fans need a Third Movie worth watching, Like others have said make it grounded and follow the shows story line. With more money and and great script many will come to see this movie. I did not like the last movie for many reason so i hope this movie (if it gets done) is lightyears better, Fringe willl not be possible if it wasn't for X-files

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    • shuabert • 3 years ago

      I'd love a third movie.

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      • instead8909 • 3 years ago

        A full scale Invasion

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        • jonspidey07 • 3 years ago

          this isnt new, they did mention this a while ago after realzing the 2nd one was really trite

          they have to go back to the aliens this time

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          • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

            David Duchovny needs to pay rent!!!

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            • rudy • 3 years ago

              Carter blew it when he decided to make "i want to believe" about a pedophile priest with telepathic powers. Instead of wrapping up the franchise with the 2012 invasion and explaining what happened to Agent Dogget and Agent Reyes.

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              • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                If no one wants to then I'll do it and I'll have both of them act as producers as well, Carter or not.

                I may not be in the union but I'm willing to make it for them, 75 million with Fox emerging with Alliance.

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                • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

                  @cupid The second one isn't worth your time.

                  To the X-Files fans, I'm kinda peeved as a Phile (fan) since DD has come out saying he's still down for XF3 but doesn't know what's up. 1-2 years ago we were getting the same treatment here. We were told the studio was waiting on a script from Carter & Spotnitz but I guess they lied about that. XF3? More like WTF. Sick of this same news over and over again.

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                  • cupid • 3 years ago

                    I haven't even watched the second one.

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                    • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

                      Sounds like Duchovny's as fed up as I am. We all know David's on board for XF3, he's been saying it for 4 years. Gillian's there with him. The problem is with Carter, Spotnitz, and Fox. Spotnitz says he's on board, but then doesn't deliver a script. Carter says it's a possibility, but then doesn't move forward either. And Fox says they're waiting to greenlight the film, but doesn't push for it to happen at all. Way to f*ckin' go, guys. David & Gillian, you are awesome but your XF crew f*cking sucks balls.

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                      • moviegeek • 3 years ago

                        I want to believe... that this won't happen.

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                        • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                          @SM0R3S amazingly, but I don't think he would ever do them... he has too much creativity for these...

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                          • SM0R3S • 3 years ago

                            Wonder how Christopher Nolan would do with The X-Files

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                            • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                              @skywise I'm glad I'm not alone on this... I did not think it was a good MOVIE... It was very lacking... and because it was a film, I did not enjoy it very much

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                              • skywise • 3 years ago

                                @instead8909 The last film was decent enough but it just felt like a 2 hour TV special for the series. Which is to say it would have worked perfectly in the series but was a bit lackluster for a movie.

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                                • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                                  @dan I realized that I miss spelled.

                                  @skywise I'm sure someone talented enough could bring it back to what it was before. The last film just didn't seem to catch my attention.

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                                  • dan1 • 3 years ago

                                    @instead8909 Haha, you called it Cringe.

                                    Anyways, I don't want to get my hopes up. We've been down this road. Numerous times. When it goes into production, I'll believe it. But you keep fighting the good fight, David D.

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                                    • Rodney-Roover • 3 years ago

                                      In my mind X files was the best show on TV period. I didnt like the last movie but i hope they make an effort to tap into the roots of the series to really give us a great movie.

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                                      • skywise • 3 years ago

                                        I would really love to see a 3rd film with real continuity that might tie in to the first 2 films in some ways.

                                        I know the first film had its continuity in the tv show but they can make it happen.

                                        @instead8909 I agree that J.J. Abrams would be perfect for this but I dont think that will happen.

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                                        • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                          Can we get aliens this time?

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