A posting on the wizardworld.com Web site says that Duchovny had been approached about playing a role in the upcoming film "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" by writer/director/actor Smith, a self-professed fan of Duchovny's. While Duchovny had expressed interest in the role, his schedule has prevented him from taking the role.
Smith has said that there is another actor being considered for the role, "but it’s too early to say just who it is." However, don’t feel bad for Smith, who named his golden retriever Mulder. He went on to say: "I am a sad, overweight geekity geek who takes small consolation in the fact that I have a hot wife and I’m a millionaire."