Duchovny says ‘X-Files’ will return
Actor says he misses popular sci-fi seriesThe Associated Press
Updated: 2:36 p.m. ET April 08, 2004
LOS ANGELES - David Duchovny expects that Mulder and Scully will ride again one day.
Duchovny said a second big-screen installment of “The X-Files” remains in the works. Though he doesn’t know the plot, Duchovny said “X-Files” creator Chris Carter has signed off on the story premise.
“I’m dying to hear it,” the 43-year-old actor said in an interview for his new movie “Connie and Carla,” starring Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette, which opens April 16. “So now it’s just a matter of making sure everybody can get together at the same time and do it.”
Duchovny starred as alien-hunting FBI agent Mulder for seven full seasons of “The X-Files,” worked part-time for an eighth season and returned for the series finale at the end of season nine.
He and co-star Gillian Anderson, who played Mulder’s skeptical partner, Scully, also starred in the 1998 movie version of “The X-Files.”
“I’m at the point where I finally miss it,” Duchovny said. “I wanted the grind to end, but I never wanted the show just to end. And I’d always had this fantasy and hope that it would be a movie franchise. Hopefully, this second movie will give it a foundation as such.”