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David Duchovny wants a third 'X-Files' movie
Is the truth still out there?
Any further chances of reviving the beloved '90s sci-fi staple "The X-Files" seemed to die when 2008's "I Want to Believe" sputtered at the box office, only making around $20 million domestically.
Star David Duchovny, however, wants to believe that another film will eventually get the green light.
When asked about a third film in an interview with Collider, the star got animated in his answer, saying, "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. I don’t get it, but that’s not my business."
He added that the show's creator also carries a torch for the possibility, noting that Chris Carter is "working on an idea" for a third film.
FOX's "The X-Files" ran from 1993 - 2002, although Duchovny sat out most of the last season. Gillian Anderson co-starred.
Duchovny added that the show's vast mythology lends it an endless feeling. "One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness," he explained. "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."