Duchovny Speaks On “X-Files” Franchise
I’ll just make this clear right out of the gate so there isn’t a miscommunication here. The last X-Files film was atrocious. I don’t mean that it wasn’t a good film. What I mean is that it was so bad that I almost walked out of it. But I was with a friend, and I’m not going to just walk out of a movie, ditching my friend because that’s rude. I’m also a huge X-Files fan. I hope I’ve cleared up that, as much as I love the series, I can also admit that their accompanying films haven’t been all that great.
All of that said, it would make me a satisfied fan to see at least one big-screen adaptation of the show that is truly worth anyone’s time. There’s a huge amount of material and potential since the X-Files worth is a complicated web of mystery, deceit, and conspiracy theories. According to recent reports and a David Duchovny interview, there’s a shot of that happening.
When asked about the possibility of a third film the actor said, “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.”
This quote comes hot on the heels of speculation that Chris Carter, the show’s creator, would be game to take on another film. Considering that X-philes are as dedicated of a fan-base as any around, the film would definitely have an audience. Duchovny, who plays Agent Mulder, had some choice words about the X-Files film franchise and Fox’s marketing strategy. For starters, he’s dumbfounded as to why Fox would dump a ton of money into a garbage film that isn’t even their own originally (Green Lantern), while they made the second X-Files film with only $25 million. He brings up a good point.
You can read the rest of Duchovny’s comments here. While it’s still early in the game regarding a new Mulder and Scully film, we can keep some hope that Fox invests the money to come up with a watchable film. I sincerely don’t think I could sit through another awful X-Files film.