A while back, there was a story stating that everyone’s favorite pair of extraterrestrial detectives, Mulder and Skully would be returning to the big screen for a third X-Files movie. The sequel to the original blockbuster film entitled, I Want to Believe didn’t fair that well at the box office, which made chances of a follow up seem slim. With one commercial failure and one success, fans want to know if a third film could balance it out.

Check out what Mulder himself David Duchovny had to say on the matter…

According to an interview with The Daily Beast, Duchovny thinks that a third X-Files movie needs to happen, but only if it takes the characters and story back to its roots.

“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. 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.”

Nice cross over promotion Duchovny. For those of you who don’t know, 2012 is the year the world is supposed to end according to Mayan historians. There’s nothing like using actual fear and paranoia to promote a film. I think it would be a great idea to produce another film if it stuck with the origin story like he said. Something has to bring everything full circle to what made The X-Files such a phenomenon in the first place. I want to see that type of love again. And unlike I Want to Believe, the studio better shell out a decent amount of money for marketing, because that was the biggest contributors the movie’s downfall.

Do you want to see a third X-Files film? Do you think the story  should return to its roots?