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Actor David Duchovny said he is open to the possibility of a third X-Files movie.
The show, which ran on Fox from 1993-2002, starred Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who investigate unexplained phenomena. Anderson would win an Emmy Award for her work, while Duchovny departed from the show in its eighth season and was replaced by Robert Patrick. Duchovny would later make guest appearances on the show, including its finale.
The first X-Files movie, The X-Files: Fight the Future, was a bridge between the show’s fifth and sixth seasons.
The second, The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008), had a lukewarm reception from critics and fans.
"That book doesn’t close until somebody dies, really," the actor said. "One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness. It was about possibility. It wasn’t about closure. It just couldn’t be. There is no such thing as that story ever ending."
He added that Believe was not successful because the studio did not give it the necessary budget.
"Unfortunately, with the last one, they didn’t spend the money to compete in a summer fashion, and they brought it out in the summer," he said. "It should be a summer film. It should be an action film. But, the last one we made was not."
Duchovny also shot down rumors that he is dating Anderson, who recently split from her boyfriend. Duchovny split from his wife, actress Tea Leoni, in 2011.