Shawn Ashmore Talks Iceman's Return In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

Shawn Ashmore

There are about as many original "X-Men" cast members returning in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" as there are new ones, and that's something to be excited about. Shawn Ashmore -- one of the returning faces in the upcoming movie -- certainly is, and he explained in a new interview why he's looking forward to reprising his role as Iceman.

"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," Ashmore told IGN. "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."

Just don't expect Ashmore to be able to tell you anything definitive about the new movie. He confirmed that he knows "about the script," but hasn't been able to read it -- and, of course, what he does know he's sworn to secrecy about. But Ashmore was able to say that fans should look forward to what Singer is planning to do with the movie.

"I haven’t read the script, but I have a very good idea of what’s happening and what my role is," he teased. "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."

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is due out on July 17, 2014.

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