Iceman Shawn Ashmore On X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Shawn Ashmore – Iceman in the original X-Men movie trilogy and currently starring in The Following – has been speaking to IGN about appearing in X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

“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,” says Ashmore. “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 theorise 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. I have a very good idea of what’s happening and what my role is. I know, but I’m sworn to secrecy.”

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“I think the take on the story is really interesting,” he continues. “I think that Days Of Future Past, as any X-Men fan 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.”

More of this interview here.

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