Ashmore, who has played Iceman in the X-Men movie franchise, said that if given the opportunity he would happily play the popular mutant hero as a gay character. His comments are in response to Bobby Drake/Iceman recently coming out as gay in a recent X-Men comic book.
Ashmore explained: “I’m always interested in X-Men, it’s always been such a huge part of my career and life to be honest…. What I think is interesting is that the X-Men have always been about diversity, it’s the key message of the film. For the X-Men what makes us different is what makes us great, so if Iceman or Bobby came out in a film I think it would stay very much on point and on message about what the films are about.”
“We did establish him as having a love interest with Rogue and with Kitty Pryde so it would have to be handled well to have that shift in his sexuality work for viewers,” he continued. “I think it could be really interesting. There haven’t been any discussions about me making another one but the series seems to be doing well, and it seems to be very vital so it is a possibility. I would love to play the character again.”
We are looking forward to the next X-men film. Are the filmmakers brave enough to have Iceman come out in the movies?