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Mulder replacements

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Mulder replacements

Who will fill Mulder’s flat-footed shoes? Exec producer Chris Carter will only say he wants a ”very, very good actor,” famous or not. Carter chuckled at our first suggestion — Martial Law‘s Sammo Hung. Here, some other deputy Duchovnys to ponder:

ERIC CLOSE
UPSIDE The foxy star of the now-canceled Now and Again has the brawny charm to lighten Scully up.
DOWNSIDE We might not care if Mulder ever came back.

NICHOLAS LEA
UPSIDE The man behind Krycek — Cancer Man’s former henchman — is a fan favorite to replace Duchovny.
DOWNSIDE He’s much more fun as a villain.

RALPH FIENNES
UPSIDE Britain’s smoldering Shakespearean is certainly a ”very, very good actor.”
DOWNSIDE Probably doesn’t need the work.

KYLE MacLACHLAN
UPSIDE Carter says he’s actually talked to the Twin Peaks G-man over the years and would ”like to find a way to work him in.”
DOWNSIDE Remember Showgirls?

GARRY SHANDLING
UPSIDE He already played Mulder in a Duchovny-penned episode.
DOWNSIDE Teamwork isn’t his thing (see Hank Kingsley from The Larry Sanders Show).

CARTMAN
UPSIDE The foul-mouthed South Park tot has experience with alien anal probes.
DOWNSIDE Way too animated for The X-Files.

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