Last week, Superhero Hype!’s sister horror site ShockTillYouDrop.com had a chance to talk to Shawn Ashmore about DreamWorks’ new horror flick The Ruins, based on the novel by Scott Smith. Inevitably, the interview turned to Ashmore’s most famous character, Bobby Drake aka Iceman, who the actor has played in all three of 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” movies, having the most to do in the most recent movie X-Men: The Last Stand, which saw Iceman in full ice mode for the first time.
Of course, we were really curious to know if he thought we’d ever see Bobby Drake’s return after such a cool moment in the last movie.
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.”
Source: Edward Douglas, ShockTillYouDrop.com