The X-Files was, at one time, the biggest show on television, spanning nine seasons (about 6 of which were good) and spawning two movie spin-offs, as well as a million insane conspiracy Theories. Today, David Duchovny (Fox Mulder on the show) has come out in favor of a third X-Files movie, despite the second installment only receiving a luke-warm reception.
the "Californication" star spoke about his hopes for a third "X-Files" film. Duchovny believes that "X-Files 3" could be perfectly appropriate for a 2012 release, thanks to the year's supposedly catastrophic nature according to Nostradamus and Roland Emmerich's (via the Mayan civilization) prophecies.
"As far as the X-Files movie I'd like to do next, if we get a chance to do it, would be a return to the heart and soul of the mythology, which is the alien-oriented conspiracy," Duchovny said. "I think it's natural for 'The X-Files' to have another movie in 2012, so we'll see if we get to do it."
Personally I liked The X-Files: I Want to Believe quite a bit, I think a lot of people were disappointed because it played out more like an extended 'monster-of-the-week' episode rather than focusing on the over-arching alien conspiracy story. It's fun to see these classic characters playing off each other again, so I'd be up for a third movie. How about you guys? Do you think a third movie is needed, or even wanted? If so, would you prefer an extension of the alien conspiracy story, or something that stands on its own?