Shawn Ashmore Talks X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Though he’s still yet to read the script for Fox’s “inbetweenquel,” Shawn Ashmore says he knows a bit about what the broad strokes of Iceman will be in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Check it out

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 3/11/2013
Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with The Following actor Shawn Ashmore to discuss his forthcoming return as Iceman in director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past adaptation. Though he reiterates that he’s yet to read the script for the 2014 “inbetweenquel,” Ashmore admits:

“As negotiations were happening, there was definitely some communication over what the broad strokes of the character will be and what the storyline is so I have an idea,” he says. “I do specifically know what my part is in broad strokes. I can’t wait. I’m so excited. The fact that not only do we get to reunite and play around with a lot of the actors from the original three [films] but also these two worlds combining is kind of incredible.” Recalling being initially cast as Pyro in the original X-Men movie, Shawn Ashmore says, “My character’s name was John, which was the Pyro character. Then as we were shooting I got new pages one day and it said, ‘Your name has been changed. You’re a different character now.’ All I could think was, ‘Oh man I must have screwed up. I guess they don’t like me or they’re changing the part.’ And I read Bobby and it was the scene where I make the ice rose for Rogue. So that was an interesting change. Now, all these years later I get to play this character.” With True Blood actress Anna Paquin reprising her X-Men Rogue role as well, Ashmore adds that “I know,” Days of Future Past explores Rogue and Bobby’s relationship. “They’re constantly having these relationship issues so we’ll see what happens.”



X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sya and Patrick Stewart, and is slated for release on July 18, 2014.


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marvel72 - 3/11/2013, 1:06 PM
i hope we get iceman in this movie & not a bobby drake looking iceman.
TopCat89 - 3/11/2013, 1:09 PM
^ yeah i wan't fully iced 'ice man', not normal dude shooting snowflakes out of his hands....
MarkJulian - 3/11/2013, 1:15 PM
Yeah, everyone's been waiting to see how Rogue and Bobby’s relationship turned out....
Jollem - 3/11/2013, 1:22 PM
he was fully iced in x-3...
jessepostal - 3/11/2013, 1:25 PM
Is rogue going to have her powers back?
marvel72 - 3/11/2013, 1:30 PM
@ Jollem

it lasted all of 2 seconds & he still looked like bobby drake,i really don't like seeing him in human form with ice powers
Luminus - 3/11/2013, 1:30 PM
@MarkJulian: That IS sarcasm, right?
genesis609 - 3/11/2013, 1:33 PM
What about angel?
deamon - 3/11/2013, 1:34 PM
I want fully iced Iceman in this movie too.
MrMartinMarvel - 3/11/2013, 1:35 PM
@genesis609 Probably not.
NovaCorpsFan - 3/11/2013, 1:35 PM
I hated him as Bobby...
sephiroth211 - 3/11/2013, 1:35 PM
@Jollem: We want this...






Not this...







Dude ice'd up for two seconds because he was getting his ass kicked. I want omega level Bobby!! (Yes, Booby is a omega class mutant)
brazilianbatman - 3/11/2013, 1:35 PM
I never liked his character. he is boring.
sephiroth211 - 3/11/2013, 1:38 PM
Not booby...Bobby. Sorry for the typo. ;^]
MrMartinMarvel - 3/11/2013, 1:43 PM
@fettastic I never really liked classic Iceman, so personally I was fine with how they did him in X3.
Jollem - 3/11/2013, 1:47 PM
i wish they all would have flexed their powers a bit more, but, ya get what ya get. really looking forward to the new x-men
IIIAdamantiumIII - 3/11/2013, 1:48 PM
how hard was it to paint the dude white/blue add some frost bits around him and give him a crazy cool haircut ? then cgi in all the other extra crap. no fox lamed it up and made him look like a regular joe.... same deal with colossus and so many other "x-men characters"
polarkyle - 3/11/2013, 1:49 PM
can we finally have him do the ice slide
marvel72 - 3/11/2013, 1:49 PM
@ sephiroth211

exactly,thank you.

@ fettastic

yeah that would work for me.
ToddDamian - 3/11/2013, 1:54 PM
When are we gonna get a rebooted Animorphs movie trilogy?
gambgel - 3/11/2013, 1:56 PM
really interested to see what Bobby will do this time, specially against the Sentinels. It should be fun
nach1wan - 3/11/2013, 2:03 PM
maybe he'll do something this time, same goes for rogue
but i did like all the x-men movies
HeadPool420 - 3/11/2013, 2:12 PM
Iceman was always a fun guy in the comics and specially in the old Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends cartoon, but hes dull and boring in the movies. Not the actors fault he's just doing what he's told to do.
dezdigi - 3/11/2013, 2:45 PM
^That would make a great scene!
TheBeard - 3/11/2013, 3:07 PM
LOL @grif that scene will be in the porno adaptation of this moive

X-Men: Days Of Future Pussy XXX
marvel72 - 3/11/2013, 3:13 PM
i can't stand anna paquin as rogue,one of the worst castings ever!
dellamorte1872 - 3/11/2013, 3:52 PM
If you wanna be literal iceman really should be dead here so is ash ores character replacing Franklin Richards and rogue replacing Rachel grey? I bet that is the idea
Ramiel - 3/11/2013, 4:15 PM
Ice Slide or Die!
TheSuperguy - 3/11/2013, 4:28 PM
Let's see the real iceman!
TheSisko - 3/11/2013, 4:42 PM
I<3 Rogue and Bobby, my favorite couple in the movie. Movie Gambit was lame. Sadly Kitty and Bobby will probably be together breaking my Kitty/Piotr heart and Rogue will flirt with Magneto.
Azazel1 - 3/11/2013, 5:32 PM
Wow looks like DOFP might kick some ASS!!!!!!
Azazel1 - 3/11/2013, 5:33 PM
@Yossarian-Were you being serious when you said Iceman is super important???
prettynucIear - 3/11/2013, 6:16 PM
Rogue should get with Leech
Luminus - 3/11/2013, 6:56 PM
Asking for the ice slide is pointless, because it wouldn't work in live action. Seriously, he would ruin airspace with all those ice bridges hanging around, after he's passed through.
ralfinader - 3/11/2013, 7:00 PM
This just has "Big Pile of Suck" written all over it.
peppy - 3/11/2013, 7:07 PM
Seriously give it up fox
RG7620 - 3/11/2013, 8:32 PM
Anna Paquin coming back is the biggest issue for me. I hated the movie Rogue.
Alvahnomicron - 3/11/2013, 8:43 PM
Can we get Frank Welker to voice him?
mgeoff88 - 3/11/2013, 9:58 PM
I hope we get this Iceman in DOFP:

Foxpaw - 3/12/2013, 2:16 AM
LAME! It's like a Twilight scenario. She's melodramatic and underwhelming and he's potentially badass but is ultimately just a sparkly face in the sun.
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