Published On: Fri, Feb 8th, 2013

Shawn Ashmore talks ‘X-Men Days of Future Past,’ returning as Iceman and Kevin Bacon tweets congrats

It was announced at the tail end of last month that Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Rogue (Anna Paquin) and Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) would all be joining the time bending reunion in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

kevin_Bacon_Tweet shawn ashmore iceman x-menKevin Bacon tweeted some congrats to the the actor Ashmore with a fun comment about his return. Ahsmore now talks about the role, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and what ot expect.

“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. Because for a long time people were talking about the First Class movie like it was just going to be the young X-Men from the trilogy, and sort of just focus on the young members. And obviously that was not the case at all. So I never take anything too seriously when the talk is happening, because until the studio calls you officially, you have no idea.”

Ashmore admits to know little about the script, but is quiet on details.

“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.”

He adds that he is a comic book fans and expects them to be excited.

“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.”

Check out the entire interview here

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in theaters on July 18, 2014.


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  1. Rachel says:

    I can’t wait to see how the Iceman plays into this new movie, and it’s a good sign when the actors are already fans without reading the script. Bryan Singer is really going to pull off an amazing feat bringing all of these characters together, and I can’t wait to see where everyone’s story leads. To try to cope with my excitement to learn more about this movie, I have been re-watching everything X-Men using Blockbuster @Home from DISH. It’s really helpful with my late work schedule at DISH, that I can get my movies so fast in the mail. Watching a new movie is the perfect way to relax after a long day. I also really like that if I forget to return a movie I watched, I can just do an in store exchange. It seems like this movie is really going to pull off something amazing in tying everything together and I just can’t wait to see all of the former X-Men on screen once again.

  2. Bryan Singer unclear on Halle Berry or Alan Cumming returning for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Recently, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin and Ellen Page were cast. […]

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