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David Duchovny on The X-Files 3

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

David Duchovny recently sat down to speak about the ending of of his Californication series. While he’s happy to close the book on his character of Hank Moody, he’s still always ready to return to the role that put him on the map back in the 90′s.

I would always want to do it. I wish we’d done more already. I wish the second one did better business. I think it did OK business, but not the kind of business where you get to do another one right away. – Duchovny interviewing with Rolling Stone

The X-Files: I Want to Believe only made $68 million worldwide at the box office and while part of that probably has to do with being released a week after Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, I personally didn’t see it because I would rather they moved forward or finished off the alien colonization story.

Despite the lackluster box office take on the second X-Files movie, Duchovny thinks that a third film is definitely possible:

It’s just a matter of interest from Fox and scheduling. Chris has got a new show. Gillian’s working. I’m working. It’s not impossible, but it’s not easy. And I never think it’s done. I’d say, it’s never done until one of us dies -- until one of us three is gone.

A proper series ending for the X-Files has always felt like ‘the one that got away.’ 21 years after the premiere, and it feels like that story hasn’t been properly wrapped up — and that’s after we got 9 seasons and 2 films.

Earlier this year, Gillian Anderson has said that according to her schedule, another X-Files film wouldn’t be possible until at least 2016. Chris Carter, meanwhile, spoke with Empire last year about a possible third film saying:

It’s really up to Twentieth Century Fox, whether they have the will to do it. I think all of us are interested in putting the band back together. I have an idea for a third movie in my head. The [December 22, 2012] colonisation date has passed and that is something we wouldn’t ignore. For the second movie, we only had the budget for a standalone story, but we want to go back to the mythology.

Don’t get your hopes up for an X-Files film sometime soon after 2016. Carter may have an idea for the film, but Duchovny told Rolling Stone that there was no script for the film at all.

I watched X-Files during its original run. When I was a kid I was fascinated by UFOs and government conspiracy theories that covered up their existence. After a while I lost interest in it and I lost interest in the X-Files around season 5 or 6. I tuned in every so often and watched the series finale and still never got a satisfying end to the story.

Right now, IDW has the ’10th season’ of X-Files comics, and our Web Content Manager and Editor Heath McKnight says it’s pretty good, with some stories co-developed by Carter, but it’s more ongoing series vs. wrap-up.

And yet, I would love one more film to wrap up the X-Files saga.

I want to believe.

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