David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the Ross and Rachel of paranormal science fiction television, have declared during that they would be on board for a third X Files movie, if one were to be made.
Appearing at a panel celebrating the iconic show’s 20th anniversary, Duchovny said “All the principals are on board… Gillian and I want to do it, so it’s really up to Twentieth Century Fox at this point.” He suggested that X Philes get vocal if they wanted another movie, saying “If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that then I guess that’s what it would be.” OK internet, you know what to do.
The pair were also asked about a potential third X Feature in a Reddit AMA over the weekend, with Duchovny relpying “I think Chris [Carter, X Files creator] is working on a script. Chris is shooting a pilot right now, so he might not be working on a script, but he claims to be working on a script, and if he does do that and Fox wants to make it… Gillian will do it, I will do it, so start your writing campaign now. Seriously. We’d all love to do it. The ball is in Fox’s hands. And not Fox Mulder, Fox the studio.”
The X Files premiered in 1993, and ran for 9 seasons until 2002, spawning two feature films, the second of which (The X Files: I Want To Believe) was released in 2008. Duchovny was replaced by the T-1000 for the last two seasons of the series, and went on to Californicate with the grown-up version of the girl from The Nanny.