Given that 20th Century Fox appears to have shifted its focus onto the younger cast of the X-Men franchise following X-Men: Days of Future Past, it seems unlikely that we’ll be seeing Shawn Ashmore back as Bobby Drake any time in the near future. However, that hasn’t stopped him from expressing his interest in returning as Iceman for a solo movie.
“An Iceman solo movie? If Fox would make it then I would do it,” Ashmore told IGN. “I love that character, I love the Marvel universe, especially the last couple of films. I was so excited about Days of Future Past when I heard about that – reading the script, realising the script – it was so exciting for me, so if that was ever an opportunity? Absolutely.”
Ashmore then revealed that he thinks the franchise works better with team-based movies as opposed to solo outings: “The other thing about the X-Men is I think is that they work best as a team. What I always loved about the X-Men is that it wasn’t about solo characters. I think that the characters really come to life when you put them in the context of the school with Xavier, with the team – that’s what I always loved about the X-Men. So I’m not sure if that would ever happen. It would be exciting if it did, but there is something to be said about the team.”
Finally, Ashmore was also asked if he’d like to portray any other Marvel characters, revealing that he’d like a crack at Johnny Blaze: “I would love to play another superhero. If I could play another superhero… um… it’s so tough… Marvel-wise, I love Nightcrawler and I love Ghost Rider and I don’t know if I’d ever get the chance to play those characters, but I’d love to see another take on Ghost Rider maybe. I love those books.”