Shawn Ashmore Talks X-Men 3

The actor tells of when X3 will begin filming, expresses his opinions on his new cast members, plus much more.
The Calgary Sun recently held an interview with Shawn Ashmore who played Iceman in both X-Men films and is set to play icon Terry Fox in his next film before X3.

Ashmore, who has spent the last three years in Los Angeles, owes his career to his role in 2000's X-Men.

"It was a really lucky break. I auditioned out of Toronto. I was only on the set for a couple days -- it wasn't even a week or two. But I was asked back in the second film and built up the role a little more."

After playing Fox, Ashmore is set to return to the role that launched his career, that of Iceman in X-Men 3.

"Iceman's back as far as I know. There's a start date sometime this summer, but I don't know the details. As far as I know, everybody's back. So it's pretty exciting."

Replacing Singer is Matthew Vaughn, producer of Snatch and the director of the forthcoming gangster drama Layer Cake.

So far Kelsey Grammer (as Beast) and Vinnie Jones (as Juggernaut) have joined the cast.

"It's going to be interesting to have some new blood brought in and get someone else's take on it."

Ashmore nearly reunited with Singer on the Superman movie. He was the director's first choice to play Jimmy Olsen.

"It was a conflict as far as timing. It's unfortunate. But I'm so happy to be in the X-Men group. It was a good problem to have."

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