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These days David Duchovny is the star of the Golden Globe-winning Showtime series Californication. But for a heady time from 1993-2002, he was the face that launched countless crushes in the hearts of fangirls long before that was even a term. As the never-skeptical Fox Mulder, he and Gillian Anderson's always-skeptical Dana Scully made up the twosome of FBI agents who dedicatedly investigated The X-Files on the long-running Fox series. With stories of aliens, conspiracies, and endless mysteries, the show had fans in its supernatural sway for nine seasons, and spawned two spin-off movies. But Duchovny isn't over The X-Files, and he hopes you aren't either.
Talking with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, Duchovny was ostensibly there to promote the sixth season of Californication. But THR reports when talk turned to The X-Files, the actor was quick to confess he's hoping for a third movie from this currently dormant franchise. He tells Leno:
"We always want to. Chris Carter [the show's creator] and Gillian Anderson and I, we're always on board. You want to write Fox and get 'em going…You could wheel me out. I'll be Fox Mulder forever."
The studio audience was enthusiastic, hooting and applauding the possibility of a third X-Files movie. However, considering the last one, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, cost $30 million to produce and only netted $20 mil domestically, it seems doubtful Fox will be as willing to revive the franchise. But hey, in the age of the internet it's easier than ever to show your devotion to just about anything. So, if you really want X-Files 3 to happen, take to Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. Contact Fox, and demand more Mulder and Scully.
In the meantime, you can revisit all nine seasons of The X-Files on Netflix Instant.