Science fiction arguably has more “what if” projects than any other genre. One look at Jodorowsky’s Dune will show you how dangerous some ideas can be. Which brings us to Chris Carter’s The X-Files, a franchise whose characters and mythology have increasingly overshadowed the original series and two features. In the six years since the disappointing The X-Files: I Want to Believe, people have been clamoring for a follow-up, and not just the fans. David “Fox Mulder” Duchovny has been very outspoken over the years about wanting to get back into the conspiracy for at least one more ride, and he’s confident that the only thing that will stop a third feature from getting made is if either he, Carter, or Gillian Anderson dies. Morbid, but passionate. That’s the Mulder way.
The Golden Globe-winning Duchovny recently spoke with Rolling Stone about both the upcoming series finale for his Showtime comedy drama Californication, which is ending after seven seasons, and his upcoming role on NBC’s Manson Family crime drama Aquarius. One might think that Duchovny would have too much on his plate to go back to the award-winning series, but that’s definitely not the case.