Well, it looks like David Duchovny aka Agent Mulder may be pushing for a third X-Files film to happen. He also has an idea on what was wrong The X-Files: I Want To Believe which didn’t perform too great nor was very well received. He also goes on to talk trash on Green Lantern in here for some reason. Maybe he never got a refund from Fandango?
I would love to do another film, or more. I think we’re all game for it. I know I’m kind of perplexed that Fox isn’t more [enthusiastic]. Here’s a homegrown property that you don’t have to go buy, like fuckin’ 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. I don’t know if they made the Green Lantern either, but I’m just using that as an example of, “Why make that film? Why not make a homegrown franchise that is excellent, and that has proven to be excellent and interesting?” I don’t get it, but that’s not my business.
I think Chris [Carter] is probably working on an idea, so we’ll see. Unfortunately, with the last one, they didn’t spend the money to compete in a summer fashion, and they brought it out in the summer. It should be a summer film. It should be an action film. But, the last one we made was not. The last one we made was a dark, contemplative, small $25 million film. It was basically an independent film. When you come out against Batman, it’s not going to happen. You’re not going to be sold as an independent film, and you’re not going to compete against Batman with $25 million.
Does anyone really need or want a third X-Files movie besides Mr. Duchovny? I am fine without it but I am sure there are some die-hard fans that would love to see it. Will we ever see it? Maybe, but I wouldn’t recommend holding your breath.