The X-Files was a hit television series for 20th Century Fox back in the 90's and even spawned a successful movie in 1998. The franchise hit a bump with 2008's sequel The X-Files: I Want to Believe, but there's no question there are plenty of fans out there interested in seeing Mulder and Scully reunite for a third film. So what are the chances of it happening? Collider recently sat down with star David Duchovny who opened up about his thoughts on The X-Files 3.
According to Duchovny, there's still plenty more stories to tell and he for one would be up to reprising his role as Agent Fox Mulder for another film and doesn't understand why the studio hasn't done anything with the franchise saying, "Here's a homegrown property that you don't have to go buy, like...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."
He went on to explain that one of the big reasons the second X-Files movie failed was because of a little movie called The Dark Knight, which released the week before in 2008. We have to agree, it's hard to compete against one of the biggest movies of all time.
Duchovny isn't the only one interested in continuing the franchise. Writer/producer Frank Spotnitz recently told Collider he is eager to finish the story and bring the fans a movie they really want to see. Co-star Gillian Anderson, who played Mulder's partner Dana Scully told The Daily Beast back in March that she would be interested in playing Scully again in a third film and even says creator Chris Carter is ready to believe again. Now all we need is the studio to get behind it. What do you think the chances of seeing a third X-Files movie are and do you even want to see it happen? Let us know below and for breaking movie news head over to Twitter and follow us @ClevverMovies. I'm Vivian Fabiola, thanks for watching!