Shawn Ashmore Comments On X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, The Comic Book Story Arc & More
As we are waiting to see if anyone else from the original trilogy is coming back for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Shawn Ashmore talked to IGN about the new crime television series The Following, where he co-stars along Kevin Bacon. In a lengthy interview, Ashmore commented on returning to play 'Iceman' and when he realized that he will be a part of the new sequel. He was also asked about the script. More below:
The actor who portrayed 'Iceman' in three X-Men movies, Shawn Ashmore, talks about his role in the upcoming sequel Days of Future Past, where he will reunite with director Bryan Singer. Check out what he had to say after the jump...
"When I heard it was Days of Future Past I knew it was time travel, but the only time I ever really thought, ‘Oh, maybe I’m actually going to be a part of this' is when Bryan came back to direct. And that's just because we have a relationship and had worked together before. I just thought, ‘Oh, maybe Bryan would want to bring back some of the people he worked with before.’ Before that I had no idea, and I didn’t theorize too much because that’s when you get your hopes up."
"I know about the script, but I haven’t been able to read the script. (Laughs) I haven’t read the script, but I have a very good idea of what’s happening and what my role is. I know, but I’m sworn to secrecy."
"I think the take on the story is really interesting. I think that Days of Future Past, as any X-Men fans knows, is a great arc. I love the idea of combining and bringing some cohesion to the two timelines that are happening now. I think that’s exciting. Obviously the First Class cast is incredible, and having Ian Mckellen and Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman interact with other cast members is going to be really exciting. Not only is the combination of the cast going to be really cool, but the story itself is going to be really fun."
Click the source below to check out what else he had to say. X-Men: Days of Future Past is based on a classic comic book storyline, which deals "with a dystopian alternative future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps." The arc also features the Sentinels, who rule the United States. Bryan Singer is directing the film, with Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page starring in the upcoming sequel.
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