Whilst there’s been a lot of rumours about a possible third X-Files film, David Duchovny has been discussing whether the film is actually going to happen.
Speaking to The Guardian, Fox Mulder himself said,
“I think Chris Carter is working on a script. Chris is shooting a pilot [for a different project] right now, so he might not be working on a script, but he claims to be working on a script, and if he does do that and Fox wants to make it, Gillian will do it, I will do it, so start your writing campaign now. Seriously. We’d all love to do it.”
After the success of Chris Carter’s X-Files show, 20th Century Fox moved forward with a movie, released in 1998. This took an impressive $190 million across the globe, which resulted in a sequel getting the nod. Not appearing until 2008, X-Files: I Want to Believe took a massively disappointing $68 million. Still, Carter claims that he always saw the movie series as a trilogy, hence the constant speculation of a third film. So much so, Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the show/movie’s stars, both claimed that the third film would be released in 2012, focussing on the end of the world. Obviously that didn’t quite happen.
Whether we will get a third X-Files film, who knows, but it seems that there’s still a distinct possibility somewhere down the line.