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Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny want to make a third 'X-Files' movie for some reason

Published Oct. 15, 2013

It's been a long time since we've followed the "X"-ploits of Scully and Mulder, but that's not because David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson aren't interested in continuing The X-Files. The pair said over the weekend they'd love to reprise their roles for another movie. Whether you want to see it is another thing altogether.

"All the principals are on board," Duchovny told the L.A. Times at a 20th anniversary celebration of the series in L.A. on Saturday. "Gillian and I want to do it, so it's really up to 20th Century Fox at this point." Creator Chris Carter would do it, as well, he added.

The problem, of course, is that the second movie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, not only was released in 2008, six years after the series ended, but also was a commercial failure, so convincing Fox to make another one would be a tall order. Maybe fans would want another one after Scully and Mulder ended up together.

"If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that, then I guess that's what it would be," Anderson added. Then again, all you have to do is watch reruns on FX to realize just downhill the show went after Fight the Future was released. No offense to Annabeth Gish and Robert Patrick, but the show really should have called it a day when Duchovny bailed and Mulder went missing. Let's go back in time and pretend Scully simply became a true believer and carried on with his investigations. The End.