David Duchovny Still Wants to Believe in a 3rd X-FILES Movie

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I think it’s terrific that David Duchovny is so excited to do another “X-Files” movie despite the quality and non-existent box office of 2008′s “The X-Files: I Want to Believe”.  I think it’s hilarious that when the show was still on the air, Duchovny couldn’t get away fast enough and had his ass abducted off the show.  But now, as he’s done before, Duchovny is cheerleading another “X-Files” movie.  Hit the jump to have the conspiracy go eat itself.

Speaking to The Daily Beast, Duchovny had this to say in regards to another “X-Files” movie:

However, Duchovny looks forward to filming a third X-Files film in the near future. “As far as the X-Files movie I’d like to do next, if we get a chance to do it, would be a return to the heart and soul of the mythology, which is the alien-oriented conspiracy. I think it’s natural for The X-Files to have another movie in 2012, so we’ll see if we get to do it.” He defends last year’s widely panned I Want to Believe, as well as the polarizing last few seasons of the television run: “I was happy with it… I have nothing but respect for [X-Files creator] Chris Carter and the writing staff.”

I think with the word “mythology”, Duchovny has killed this third movie before it even got off the ground.  Go to the Wikipedia page for “The X-Files” and have it explain the mythology and try not scream out loud, “What the fuck is this?!”  The mythology was always the weakest part of “The X-Files” and going back to it is impossible because the movie would spend half of its running time just trying to explain what happened in the TV series.  Also, I don’t see what’s “natural” about getting another movie in 2012 unless you’re hoping that everyone has forgotten the last one by then.

In spite of all of this, I’m not opposed to another “X-Files” movie.  I don’t think we particularly need one and nothing is going to untangle the mess the show left at its end.  However, I think if you relegated Chris Carter to an executive producer position, dropped conspiracies and aliens, and found a smart genre writer and director, then I could maybe see myself whistling Mark Snow’s iconic theme again.

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  • Ben

    2012 was supposed to be when aliens colonised Earth in the series’ mythology.

  • Ben

    2012 was supposed to be when aliens colonised Earth in the series’ mythology.

  • Loyal

    They need to do a MOTW film. When photos were “leaked” from the set featuring a werewolf, most X-Philes were pretty excited. That is, until we saw the film.

  • Loyal

    They need to do a MOTW film. When photos were “leaked” from the set featuring a werewolf, most X-Philes were pretty excited. That is, until we saw the film.

  • Ryan O’Brien

    And I think 2012 is where this movie needs to be. Finish the story you promised a decade ago. Bring back Doggett & Reyes to help out (and act as expendables), and solve saving the earth from the aliens. You don’t have to bog it too far down in the mythology. For all the people walking in blind, at the beginning have Mulder narrate something about how the biggest X-File, and the one that ended his career, was about a pending invasion in 2012. Its been foretold. It’ll happen. Blah blah blah. But we’re going to fight.

    • Adrien

      Wow. You’re a genius . lol Seriously that could work. I would go see that…

  • Ryan O’Brien

    And I think 2012 is where this movie needs to be. Finish the story you promised a decade ago. Bring back Doggett & Reyes to help out (and act as expendables), and solve saving the earth from the aliens. You don’t have to bog it too far down in the mythology. For all the people walking in blind, at the beginning have Mulder narrate something about how the biggest X-File, and the one that ended his career, was about a pending invasion in 2012. Its been foretold. It’ll happen. Blah blah blah. But we’re going to fight.

    • Adrien

      Wow. You’re a genius . lol Seriously that could work. I would go see that…

  • Rebekah

    I’ve ALWAYS thought they should conclude the series including its mythology, which I always thought was the driving force behind the series, with a movie about what we learned(well some of us, because “some people” can’t remember the 2 hour long finale that happened in 2002, god… do you even know what Mulder’s sisters name is?!) over the course of the entire series, but conclude it with the “end date”. I liked the Monsters of the Week episodes, but what I watched the show for was the Mythology, also the characters.

    Person who wrote this article, get a little aware of the x-files fan base, we’re alive and kicking, and we remember everything, some of us still have the VHS’s with the commercial breaks taped and everything.

  • Rebekah

    I’ve ALWAYS thought they should conclude the series including its mythology, which I always thought was the driving force behind the series, with a movie about what we learned(well some of us, because “some people” can’t remember the 2 hour long finale that happened in 2002, god… do you even know what Mulder’s sisters name is?!) over the course of the entire series, but conclude it with the “end date”. I liked the Monsters of the Week episodes, but what I watched the show for was the Mythology, also the characters.

    Person who wrote this article, get a little aware of the x-files fan base, we’re alive and kicking, and we remember everything, some of us still have the VHS’s with the commercial breaks taped and everything.

  • Frogger

    @Rebekah

    Amen, sister!

  • Frogger

    @Rebekah

    Amen, sister!

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  • Smith

    Imo they should start off the third one with William’s adoptive parents being killed and William being kidnapped, Skinner hunts down Mulder and Scully to let them know that their son was kidnapped and the movie goes from there

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