Although the franchise may have been killed off by the financial and critical failure of the last film, David Duchovny still wants to believe there might be another X-Files film. He told the Daily Beast that 2012 would be the perfect year for a sequel:
"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." He defends last year's widely panned I Want to Believe, as well as the polarizing last few seasons of the television run: "I was happy with it ... I have nothing but respect for [X-Files creator] Chris Carter and the writing staff.
According to IMDb, X Files: I Want to Believe earned $20 million in box office revenue in the U.S. and cost $30 million to make. Ouch.