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X-Men’s Shawn Ashmore Is Eager To Play Iceman Since The Character Came Out As Gay


Shawn Ashmore, the actor who portrayed Iceman in the X Men film series, wants to return to the franchise now that the character has come out of the closet.

In fact, he thinks Bobby Drake’s recent coming out story is the best possible thing that could’ve happened to the character:

“Obviously the comics and movies are separate. I wonder what the transition would be because we’ve sort of established Bobby as having a love interest in Rogue and having a love interest in sort of Kitty Pryde, but I think it’d be really interesting.”

“I think it’d probably be the most interesting thing that could happen to Bobby in the films.”

“If they decided to take the story that way, it’d be incredibly dramatic, it’d be an interesting storyline, and it would give Bobby a great character arc.”

Of course, he’s skeptical that Hollywood producers would dare make such a bold decision.

“I’d definitely be open to that, but again, I’m not sure if they want to take the character in that direction,” he said. “I have no idea how they would play that out. I think it’d be very interesting.”

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H/t: LGBTQ Nation