What hope is there for Ashmore to return to the character? He recently spoke with Sci Fi Wire and mentioned that he still has another film contracted and that he would love to play the character again. But how likely is that?
As far as an X4, that's been debated and talked about forever. I don't think an X-Men 4 will happen, and that's my opinion. That's not anything I've heard from anybody official. I just know how tough it was to get everybody together scheduling-wise for [X-Men: The Last Stand]. There's just so many major actors involved. I think that's just such a challenge.
He also said that he understands that with the upcoming "X-Men: First Class," they'd probably want to go with a younger actor. If "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" does well, we can expect more "Origins" movies, most likely. What would the chance of an "Iceman Origins" movie happening? I don't think he's a strong enough character to carry his own film. What do you think? Should Ashmore give up hope?