X-Men 3 wasn’t the worst movie in the world, but it could have been so much better. The films financial success suggested that people wanted to see the mutant freaks, so we are now getting a Wolverine spin-off. But what about X-Men 4? Will it ever happen? Well ShockTillYouDrop caught up with Shawn Ashmore who played Iceman in the trilogy, and he had a few words to say about the franchise.
Shock: You mentioned Bobby Drake earlier, so do you think we’ll ever see you play him again, especially with the way he was developed so much in the last “X-men” movie?
Ashmore: Yeah, it was great. I was waiting to do some of that stuff since the first movie. It was five years, six years in the making to really shoot ice and be in a battle and all that stuff, but honestly, I don’t know. I would love to do another film, but I think they’re doing these spin-offs and origin stories, so I can’t see in the near future there being an “X-Men 4” but I have no idea to tell you the truth, it’s really hard to say. I’m holding my breath, waiting for it to happen, but I’m not sure if it will or not.
Shock: Hopefully, they won’t wait too long if they do get back into it, because as I said, they really turned Iceman into someone we’d want to see more of and some of the other new characters.
Ashmore: Yeah, and again, it’s a blast. I love the fact that there is such a huge audience for “The X-Men”, characters I love and characters I’ve lived with so long that it’s really exciting when people are like, “Aw, man, I want to see another one.” That’s great, and that gives me a boost to hear that stuff, so that’s really cool.
It’s good to see that he still enjoys the role and the franchise. I think that some of the actors who had to endure 5+ hours of make-up everyday will not be as enthusiastic about an X-Men 4, but I am sure the right price may bring them back.
I am thinking that FOX will get Wolverine out, and if it does well they will do Wolverine: 2 Slashed 2 Furious and then the inevitable Wolverine: The Most Overused Character Ever…in 3D! . Then hopefully enough time will have passed and FOX can start on that Young X-Men movie Zak Penn has been talking about. Or they could pay Halle Berry and the rest of the cast $40 million each to return and make an X-Men 4, which follows on 10 years after the events of X-Men 3. Either way, it’s a long time before we will see Shawn Ashmore’s Iceman on screen again, if ever. However, Shawn should be happy that his characters best moment of the trilogy with this…