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First Look at Shawn Ashmore on Set of X-Men: Days of Future Past

BH_r5vDCcAAzUfhFollowing the first reveal of Patrick Stewart on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer has unveiled a peek at Shawn Ashmore, who reprises his role as Bobby Drake/Iceman. The picture was posted — surprise, surprise — to Singer’s Twitter account, which seems to be the hot spot for all things Days of Future Past.

“Tracking @ShawnRAshmore,” Singer wrote in a message accompanying the photo, which shows the actor with orange tracking triangles on his face. Ashmore has also been public about his excitement for the film, writing on Monday, “Sorry I haven’t been able to tweet with you east coast but I’ve just wrapped day one of XMEN #DOFP! Just wait until you see what’s in store.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past takes its name from the 1981 Marvel comics story by Chris Claremont and John Byrne depicting a timeline created by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants from assassinating a U.S. senator. In that alternate future, the giant robotic Sentinels have become the de facto rulers of the United States, where mutants are hunted down and placed in internment camps. McKellen will appear in the film along with Michael Fassbender who played Magneto in the 60s-set X-Men: First Class which lends much of its cast to this film which Singer intends to use as a way to tie together all previous X-movies including the two he directed.

The film, which opens July 18, 2014, also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Peter Dinklage, among others.


  • Devil_Dinosaur

    What a shame. Ororo’s such a cool character in the comics. Talk about just not getting it – for the fourth time.

  • Manimal Automan

    Boring. The movies have just not got the X-Men from the start. Bryan Singer does not get the X-Men. Where the comics filled me with wonder and imagination as a boy, the movies have been nothing but uninspired and just down right boring and stupid. I mean how can a 90’s cartoon even be better than a 21st Century movie?! I wish X-Men would just go back to Marvel Studios. An X-Men movie on par with Thor would fulfil the wish of a dying boy (in the sense that we are all dying… you know, eventually). FOX don’t get ANYTHING… except money. Balls to Singer and FOX.