Shawn Ashmore has been freezing up the big screen for more than 14 years as Iceman in the "X-Men" films. However, that streak will come to an end because he won't appear in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse." But that doesn't mean he's done with the idea of being in Marvel movies.
“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,” Ashmore dished.
Back in April, the Marvel X-Men comics made headlines when they outed Iceman as being a gay character. Brian Michael Bendis, the writer of the comic, told CNN there were thousands of people who have hid their sexuality in stories and he wanted to change that.
“The X-Men, with the conceit of time travel, give us a fascinating platform in which to examine such personal journeys. This is just the first little chapter of a much larger story that will be told,” Bendis said.
Ashmore's Iceman has been linked to women in the “X-Men” movies, like his relationship with Rogue (Anna Paquin), but he knows he is unable to touch her. Iceman also developed as relationship with Kitty Pride (Ellen Page) in the third "X-Men" film. If Fox were to make a standalone Iceman movie, it would be interesting to see if they'd tie the new storyline into the film.
Aside from Iceman, Ashmore also said he wouldn't mind taking a shot at playing Ghost Rider and seeing a new take on the superhero.
The original “Ghost Rider” film, starring Nicholas Cage, came out in 2007 and grossed over $115 million, according to IMDb. The sequel, 2011's “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” wasn't nearly as successful, only making a little more than $51 million in the box office.
The 35-year-old's last movie appearance was 2014's “X-Men: Days of Futures Past, ” but he will not be in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse," which is due out in 2016. He has since appeared on “The Following” and will also have a role in the upcoming TV series “Quantum Break.”