David Duchovny wants to make another X Files movie, loves Twilight

I used to be an X Files fan back when it aired on TV. I’ve seen a lot of episodes, but I lost interest during those complicated multi-episode arcs. (The one that stands out as confusing was that extraterrestrial plot with the “black oil” eye thing. Maybe if Wikipedia was around back then I would have been able to make sense of it.) The two X-Files movies were lousy when compared to the series, although the first one was much better than the last, which came out too late and seemed to phone it in. Star David Duchovny recently said that he’s game for another X-Files movie, but the likelihood that will happen is probably nil. The last one, 2008’s I Want To Believe seriously underperformed at the box office. Duchovny said so many nice things about the show and his experiences on it that you can tell he’d love to do another one. He also kissed up to Woody Allen and seemed to put in a bid for a role in the Twilight movies:

DAVID Duchovny wants to make another X-Files movie.

The Hollywood actor says he’s keen to reprise his role as Agent Fox Mulder for a third flick in the franchise.

“I’m always game. It always rides on Fox. [Chris Carter] is game. I know [Gillian Anderson] is game. We all, at this point, love the show. We all, at this point, would love to work with one another again. We’re all good friends and miss one another, and miss working together.

“We worked together so hard for so long, so closely. We had some ups and downs personally, sure. But in the end, they are really like family to me. We’re all like this little X-Files family and I, for one, would love to continue. And I think there’s a lot left in the show. You know? And I think we can continue to make good movies.

“It’s just a matter of spending enough on a movie that can compete in the summertime. We made a movie and released it in the summer, but it wasn’t really a blockbuster movie. And it got kind of overshadowed by the bigger ones. So, we’re saying, make us big. We’ll fight with the big boys.”

David, 50, recently admitted he would “go gay” for the stars of Twilight.

“If I were gay, you know. I think Woody Allen is one of a long list of men I might go gay for,” said the star, who has two children with wife Tea Leoni.

“Garry Shandling is someone I’ve publicly gone gay for, for jokes. Oh and anyone in the Twilight movies. I don’t know any of their names, but all of them. The wolves, the vampires? They’re all fantastic.”

[From Showbiz Spy via ONTD]

Duchovny is doing pretty well with Californication on Showtime, but he’s clearly pitching for some movie roles. The guy already looks so much like a vampire, (although he’s since improved) but I think he should be shooting for True Blood, not Twilight. On True Blood he really could go gay for just about any of the supes.

Season 4 of Californication premiered on Showtime last night.

David Duchovny and wife Tea Leoni are shown on 11/22/10. Credit: WENN. Photos from X-Files: I Want to Believe via Allmoviephoto







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  1. mln76 says:

    I loved that show so much Mulder and Scully had such great chemistry. But yeah I stopped watching after a few seasons. And the second movie really sucked.

  2. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    LEts Do it!!!! I love the X files..

    Maybe Sculley could have an alien baby and Mulder would think that its his long lost sister..

    Oh Joy!

  3. Dorothy#1 says:

    I watched and LOVE all seasons of x files. and still watch them on Netflix. But the last movie was soooo freaking bad. I literally could not believe I wasted 2 hours of my life on it.

  4. Tess says:

    The chemistry between Scully and Mulder (oh those names!!!) was palpable, but the series lost its way.

    When I look at him now, I mainly see a very narcissistic, self centered, and shallow man-child.

  5. Dani says:

    None of the series today can compete with the X-files. It was a world phenomenon. And Mulder Scully chemistry is the best both on TV and in movies.

  6. Bre says:

    Oh how I loved me some X-Files back in the day. Then I got confused, then Scully had Mulder’s baby so I didn’t care… and so on.

    I would be all over another movie! The last was a gigantic swing and a miss. Really, who even approved that script, really.

  7. malachais says:

    Loved X files as a kid, however I am eager to see Gillian Anderson on new shows, screw David Duchovny! 😛

  8. krissy_kitty says:

    I loved the show.. I watched it faithfully until the end.. I never saw the movies.. I don’t like when things are adapted into a movie, 9 times out of 10 it always fails.. IMO. Would I see a new movie? If the reviews were good yes. They could do so much with an X Files movie today.

  9. Lenore says:

    CB, honestly, even if Wikipedia had been around, the show still wouldn’t have made a lick of sense.

    I was a huge fan for the first few years, hung in there up til the seventh series, tried really hard to give a toss after that – but there’s only so many new alien twists you can pile on to keep the momentum going before people stop caring.

    On top of the black oil (is it a virus or the cure or the alien life form itself? It’s none! No wait, it’s all three!!) there was the bees/smallpox thing, the rebel aliens thing (they can shapeshift, but they also sew up their own eyes and faces to be immune to the black oil, which, you know, why not just shapeshift your face off entirely and save on thread?), the “alien conspiracy is fake!” thing, the “no it’s not, it’s real again!” thing, the fifteen different explanations for what really happened to Samantha (no, really this time, this one is true), the fact that every character switched sides about ten times for no reason at all (what was Krycek’s motivation exactly?!) and Diana fucking Fowley.

    At some point, I just got sick of watching Chris Carter pull this stuff out of his arse. So you missed nothing, and there should not be a third film. That’s the reward for treating your audience like amnesiac morons, Carter.

    And the second movie put me to sleep.


    Also, glad that David and Tea are still married – I could swear they split up ages ago over his alleged online porn addiction, but I’m glad they seem to have worked it out. Although I wish he’d get haircut and pull his fringe forward or something to camouflage his receding hairline. I love a balding guy but for some reason his forehead is scaring me.

  10. Hautie says:

    First movie was a good movie. It had a storyline. A solid beginning, middle and ending.

    I suspect that if the show runners would stick to telling a self contained story, weekly, it could reboot the series.

    Those first 4 years were just fantastic. But when it took the turn into Mulder’s personal life is when it lost its way. It stopped having those beyond strange, weekly case to solve. When Mulder got all twisty and it lost me. Seriously, I did not give a sh*t about that sister. 🙂

    But if FOX was to bring back the series, purposely make a Summertime series. Produce 10 shows to fill in the truly tragic FOX schedule of reality TV BS and repeats. Maybe they could compete with Cable in the ratings.

  11. hey says:

    David and Tea are divorced and live in separate apartments. They don’t want to make it public yet.

    It’s known in NY.

  12. Eleonor says:

    David Duchovny (Jesus he is still HOT) in True Blood would be amazing.
    I loved the X Files but it should have stopped at the IV season.

  13. flourupot says:

    Loved it when it first came out. Couldn’t decide who I wanted more, Scully or Mulder. Thoughts of both of them together kept me watching and, me too Kaiser, I couldn’t keep up with the multi episode thing they liked so much. I never saw the movie(s) but I’d like to see more pictures of him on this blog so I’m totally for it being made, crap or not.

  14. Fi says:

    You made me laugh so hard, Lenore! I’m crying here. That was so spot on.

    Funny thing, memory. Now we can’t even begin to understand why on earth the world used to love this show so much. Except for the stars. Seriously, I still squee at the sight of them.

  15. Bee says:

    I loved The X-Files and Mulder and Scully. But, the show waited too long to get M/S together. And even when they did kiss, we still weren’t sure whether or not Mulder was the father of Scully’s baby. Sometimes shows can spend too much time dragging out the will they or wont they drama (I’m looking at you “Bones”). That the fans lose interest.

  16. December says:

    The X Files movies weren’t really that great. The first one was watchable, though nothing really great. The second movie was just painful to sit through. I’ll never be able to get those two hours back. ;_;

  17. Gwen says:

    I looooooved the X-files. The show still works when you watch it now – except for the whole alien-invading-earth-plotline. I didn’t like it back then, don’t like it now. But there were so many great, great episodes and Scully and Mulder were (are) a fantastic duo on screen. Another movie though – no thanks.

    It would be awesome if he showed up on True Blood though.

  18. Mare says:

    Love love love Californication !

  19. Sandy says:

    Scully has moved to England and has a posh British accent now. Its nauseating. So phony. The woman is from Chicago! I was watching her on Graham Norton and she is the only woman I ever heard sound like a ditz with a British accent.

  20. eja102 says:

    I am a huge syfy fan, and liked this show well enough. the movies were ok.. but it did get boring trying to decipher what it all meant.

  21. Bee says:

    @Sandy Gillian Anderson might not be putting on a British accent on purpose. Sometimes when people are around a certain accent for awhile they start to pick it up unconciously.At least, I hope that’s the case. Because, I don’t want her turning into a Madonna clone.

  22. Melissa says:

    @ Sandy and @Bee – Gillian actually spent over half her childhood in England, so I’m sure the accent would come back pretty fast if she’s moved back there.

  23. Dizzybenny says:

    @Sandy what about Madonna when she moved to England that was horrrrrrible!!

    As much as i liked X-Files way back when i cant see it happening.
    The lone gunmen,cancer man,kricheck,the syndicat there all dead!!!All the surronding characters are dead,so whats the point?
    the only saving grace would be a cross over from Fringe to X-files.Let’s say on Fringe they discover more black oil and when they look up at the agents that worked on the case,boom Mulder and Scully,so they go after them.I’m sure a accord could be reached between J.J. Abrams and Chris Carter.

  24. MissyA says:


    I love the X Files so much. . .

  25. Shazza says:

    Dizzybenny, that’s a GREAT idea! I loved the X-Files (at least until season 4) and I love Fringe-what a combo that would be!

  26. Anti-icon says:

    I was an X-Files junkie….and DD was a hero….then all that crap happened,….and his entire sordid personal life came hurling at us….so….it would probably be better for his image than Californication. (which is good, but really morally bankrupt, as one would imagine from the show’s name.) LOL

  27. original kate says:

    i loved the show and still do, but the movies were BAD. i love the fact that scully was the rational, scientific partner and mulder was the emotional one. i also loved that they didn’t have sex – their relationship was already so intimate and full of love & trust that it was almost beyond the physical. still, it would have been hawt as hell.

  28. Str8Shooter says:

    Huge X-Files fan, back in the day…but really, is the public clamoring for ANOTHER movie when the last one sucked out loud??

  29. KatScorp says:

    The second movie was a movie length EPISODE and I enjoyed and am very grateful for it. For a barebones budget, they gave the fans something new to hold onto. Just because it showed at the cinemas doesn’t mean you should expect it to feed you like a theatrical movie – it was an episode, a gift, a love letter, to the fans. Something you watch on the weekend between rewatches of “Arcadia” and “Tooms”.

    The X-Philes are desperate for the third movie and it needs to have a big budget. A 2012 X-Files movie has been dreamed about by the X-Philes since 2002 because the alien invasion occurs then.


    The bounty hunters are seperate from the alien rebels. The bounty hunters could shape shift; the alien rebels had to sew their facial orifices shut – do you remember that the alien rebels used masks to infiltrate the co-conspirators?

    The black oil was an engineered virus to carry the first wave of the main alien species. The virus is the carrier of the genetic line that would gestate into an alien. When we first encountered it, the black oil was just the black oil, with none of the alien DNA in it. The black oil carrier was brought up from the oceans accidentally by both an American submarine (sometime in the fifties) and then in the late 90s the Russians accidentally resurfaced it when they encountered a 50s American fighter plane under 100 of sea water, the human occupant STILL alive (freaked the shit out of me when I first saw that episode)!

    The bees/smallpox was a test run for using the bees as a delivery system for the alien virus/antidote. It was a fear campaign – in the future just prior to invasion, the “payload” is released and FEMA takes control on the nation.

    Krychek’s allegience was to himself. CSM wanted to kill him; Krychek had to keep in the game to get the information he needed to buy protection and cover his hot little ass.

    Samantha suffered years of tests before dying in her early teens. It is actually the one storyline I DIDN’T like – Mulder came to some peace in season six when he hugged her ghost.

    Mulder was convinced by a sincerely cynical intelligence agent in 4.22 to 5.01 that the alien conspiracy was itself a means to cover the truth. That he became a disbeliever in season five gave that season a nice twist. The intelligence agent really believed aliens didn’t exist but died believing it when Skinner brought him back to help with an insane Mulder in 6.01-6.02 because he had worked with parasychology in the coldwar intelligence race.

    I have no words for Diana Fucking Fowler.

  30. Enzo says:

    X-files is and stays my favourite tv show, I keep rewatching it aprox. every year. So if they do 10 more movies, or if (better) they produce new episodes/seasons I would be overjoyed. Team Scully :o))

  31. averagejoe says:

    Do it! The man has great cross-genre appeal and the writing of the series was superb. Even if you have half (or less) a brain, you’ll enjoy the movies.

    I suppose there are people with a deeply negative emotional issue towards scifi due to its unbridled creativity, so I can understand why “normalites” might have such a fear/aversion response to something as groundbreaking and profitable as the X-Files.

    Meanwhile the other 9/10ths of us will have some wild fun watching it!