And we bet a lot of X-Files fans are too!
Mulder’s reps firmly denied any interest in dating Scully, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t itching to do another movie “or more” with her!
While promoting his indie comedy Goats, the 52-year-old actor (yes, he’s 52 and no, our eyes can’t believe it either) was asked about the future of the series that shot him to fame in the 90s. Here’s what he had to say about the X-Files and why there should more of it:
“That book doesn├óΓé¼Γäót close until somebody dies, really. One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness. It was about possibility. It wasn├óΓé¼Γäót about closure. It just couldn├óΓé¼Γäót be. There is no such thing as that story ever ending. Those characters are forever searching. That├óΓé¼Γäós what they do. Even if we├óΓé¼Γäóre not watching them, they├óΓé¼Γäóre out there, in some dimension. Mulder and Scully are still doing their thing ├óΓé¼╦£cause that├óΓé¼Γäós their nature.
I would love to do another film, or more. I think we├óΓé¼Γäóre all game for it. I know I├óΓé¼Γäóm kind of perplexed that Fox isn├óΓé¼Γäót more [enthusiastic]. Here├óΓé¼Γäós a homegrown property that you don├óΓé¼Γäót have to go buy, like f*ckin├óΓé¼Γäó Green Lantern or something, to make it. Here you├óΓé¼Γäóve got an actual action franchise that├óΓé¼Γäós your own. It├óΓé¼Γäós weird to me, but I├óΓé¼Γäóm not an executive. I don├óΓé¼Γäót know if they made the Green Lantern either, but I├óΓé¼Γäóm just using that as an example of, ‘Why make that film? Why not make a homegrown franchise that is excellent, and that has proven to be excellent and interesting?’ I don├óΓé¼Γäót get it, but that├óΓé¼Γäós not my business.”
For not being his business, he does have a pretty good idea of why 2008’s I Want To Believe was not the hit the studio was hoping for, as he continued:
“I think Chris [Carter] is probably working on an idea, so we├óΓé¼Γäóll see. Unfortunately, with the last one, they didn├óΓé¼Γäót spend the money to compete in a summer fashion, and they brought it out in the summer. It should be a summer film. It should be an action film. But, the last one we made was not. The last one we made was a dark, contemplative, small $25 million film. It was basically an independent film. When you come out against Batman, it├óΓé¼Γäós not going to happen. You├óΓé¼Γäóre not going to be sold as an independent film, and you├óΓé¼Γäóre not going to compete against Batman with $25 million.”
He brings up a good point. If you want it to be a hit, you’ve got to spend the money to compete with hits!
If they ever produce a final chapter for Mulder and Scully, we hope it’s BIG and action-packed. Maybe those aliens will have finally colonized this planet since both of the FBI’s top paranormal experts have been enjoying retirement too much to keep watch.
[Image via WENN.]