Although the X-Files franchise has laid dormant since the failure of its second big screen endeavor, 2008’s The X-Files: I Want To Believe, last week long-time show writer Frank Spotnitz called it a “cultural crime” that the series has not been finished and put the pressure on 20th Centruy Fox to create a third movie before “it’s too late.”
Though Spotnitz thinks the trilogy is time sensitive, David Duchovny begs to differ, insisiting in an interview with Collider that The X-Files will remain viable as long as he and co-star Gillian Anderson are around to play Mulder and Scully.
“The book doesn’t close until somebody dies, really,” he said. “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.”
The actor also hinted that the team remains keen on the idea of a third movie, but expressed disappointment from 20th Century Fox. “I would love to do another film, or more,” he said. “I think we’re all game for it. I know I’m kind of perplexed that Fox isn’t more [enthusiastic].”
Whose side are you on? Do you think there should be a third movie, or do you think Fox is hestinant because the 2008 film was a flop? Let us know in the comments below!