David Duchovny’s alright in my book. I’m a big fan of Californication and The X-Files, and while he continues to work away at the former, I think we all kind of hope that he returns as Agent Mulder in another X-Files film…regardless of how bad the last movie was (admit it, it’s not good).
The actor is hoping a new film comes along (of course) and he candidly spoke to Collider about the future of the X-Files film series.
It really sounds like he didn’t like Green Lantern (perhaps he wanted to play Hal Jordan, hmm, imagine that idea).
Asked if the book was closed on The X-Files, Duchovny responded:
“That book doesnt close until somebody dies, really. One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness. It was about possibility. It wasnt about closure. It just couldnt be. There is no such thing as that story ever ending. Those characters are forever searching. Thats what they do. Even if were not watching them, theyre out there, in some dimension. Mulder and Scully are still doing their thing cause thats their nature.
I would love to do another film, or more. I think were all game for it. I know Im kind of perplexed that Fox isnt more [enthusiastic]. Heres a homegrown property that you dont have to go buy, like fuckin Green Lantern or something, to make it. Here youve got an actual action franchise thats your own. Its weird to me, but Im not an executive. I dont know if they made the Green Lantern either, but Im 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 dont get it, but thats not my business.”
Okay, so, he’s not taking the piss out of Green Lantern and merely using it as an example, but I do like how he instantly went to that film as his example.
Regarding the last film:
“Unfortunately, with the last one, they didnt 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, its not going to happen. Youre not going to be sold as an independent film, and youre not going to compete against Batman with $25 million.”
I would love to get an X-Files film to stand behind. I recently revisited The X-Files: Fight the Future and while it’s certainly watchable, it’s quite a mess, too…