Shawn Ashmore on X-Men 3 & Halle’s Return

Canada’s The Province chatted with Shawn Ashmore, aka Bobby Drake, aka Iceman from the X-Men movies. He talked about whether or not all the cast will return and the situation with Halle Berry.

Shawn Ashmore tells us that he’s optimistic that all the X-Men will be regrouping in front of the cameras to fight for the rights of mutants everywhere by next fall.

“It’s a big cast to get together,” notes the 24-year-old Richmond-born star, who plays Bobby “Iceman” Drake. “But I think it’s pretty much everybody coming back. I can’t wait to find out what the story is this time.”

Ashmore also confirms reports that Halle Berry is up for weathering another round as Storm, as long as her hours are shortened and her role is lengthened. Berry, like Ashmore, was stuck in Vancouver for almost the entire six-month shoot even though their screen time was minimal — too many major characters competing for attention.

Ashmore and Berry ran into each other soon after the young actor arrived here to shoot the Nick Cannon film, The Underclassman, for Miramax (which also features X2 alumni Kelly Hu).

“Our production office was at Catwoman’s studio space,” says Ashmore, “so I just kind of bumped into her on the lot. A lot of the same people crew-wise that were working on X2 are working on Catwoman so it was a nice little reunion.”

Source: The Province