David Duchovny Says X-Files 3 Being Written

UPDATE: Duchovny's publicist has contacted us with the following correction: "David did not say that a script was in process or that the movie was just waiting for a go-ahead from the studio. He is very proud of the work on the the first 2 films and would be happy to work again with Chris and Gillian, but the comments attributed to him in the article are not accurate." Blame it on a translation problem, and sorry for raising anyone's hopes without reason.

I recently had a conversation with one of my friends about the upcoming Bones spin-off. She asked me if anyone had been cast yet, and when I said no, she offered David Duchovny. Her reasoning: "God stopped making men that talented or handsome a long time ago." Sadly, I don’t really see Duchovny leaving Showtime or Hollywood for a Fox crime-solving show anytime soon, but if the third X-Files ever moves forward, you can certainly count on him being there.

According to TVMag, a third movie may not be as far off as many have speculated. My French is a little suspect, but in the interview, David Duchovny reveals a third installment is being written, and they’re all pretty much just waiting on a go-ahead from Fox. If it ever does happen, Duchovny says the franchise will shoot a little closer to its roots, with the main plot involving some sort of government conspiracy. Sounds about right.

It’s been almost twenty years since the X-Files first debuted, but still its fan base remains ravenous for more. Unfortunately, with grosses of the second film flatlining at less than seventy million, those clamoring for a third round might be out of luck. Still, with Duchovny’s support and a script that caters to what made the show so awesome, it’s hard to think at some point this won’t be given the thumbs up.

Mack Rawden
Editor In Chief

Enthusiastic about Clue, case-of-the-week mysteries, a great wrestling promo and cookies at Disney World. Less enthusiastic about the pricing structure of cable, loud noises and Tuesdays.