Captain America: Civil War’s Sebastian Stan fires back at Zack Snyder for ‘Ant-Man’ comment


Zack Snyder didn’t have nice things to say about Ant-Man in a response to Steven Spielberg’s remark about how the superhero movie genre will die out like the Western genre. The Batman v Superman director said that Ant-Man was like a “flavor of the week,” and Batman and Superman are beyond superhero movies. Now we have Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Soldier in Captain America: Civil War, responding to Snyder’s comment in an interview with Collider while promoting The Martian at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Collider was talking about how Marvel movies are good and used Captain America: The Winter Soldier as an example, like how it’s a “‘70s political thriller that happens to star Captain America.” Stan then thought of Snyder’s comment and debated whether he should attack DC and Snyder.

Stan said, “Yeah, I’m sitting here and I’m listening to you and I’m thinking, ‘Do I want to fire some shots at DC right now, at Zack Snyder?’ I read some of those comments where he said something about Batman and Superman, I can’t remember where I read that, somewhere… Something about, ‘It’s not going to be your flavor-of-the-week Ant-Man.’ And I was like, ‘Oh thanks, Zack. That’s great. Way to do something original.’ But I would say we’re still making something very original in our own way. I mean, the Russos are coming in and taking something people are used to and they’re shaping it up and changing it in a very different way. They’re not trying to mimic a better Christopher Nolan movie or something like that.”

Snyder was talking about Ant-Man as a character, but Stan misinterpreted what he was saying by thinking he was attacking the Marvel films. Now Stan has pretty much knocked Snyder on his filmmaking style, saying that he’s trying to copy Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

Anyway, I can’t wait to check out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War in theaters. Let’s hope Snyder can knock it out of the park after a so-so outing with Man of Steel.

As for Civil War, Stan talks about how he likes Winter Soldier because he doesn’t have super powers.

“Yeah, it’s awesome, and I kind of like that he doesn’t really have super powers,” Stan said. “He’s got this metal arm and stuff, sort of the serum situation, but he’s sort of just a dude. It’s funny placing him next to the Scarlet Witch or something where she’s got all the stuff— [waves his hand, imitating Wanda doing magic] I’m going, “What is he going to do? He’s just going to sort of block a lot of stuff with his metal arm.” But I think it’s good, it’s relatable. He could die at any point.”

Fans are concerned that Civil War may have too many characters. Stan assured them that it is still a Captain America film.

“I mean, I know everybody’s treating it like there are all these Avengers in it, like it’s Avengers 2.5 or something, and there’s an element of that, but it’s still at the end of the day very much a Captain America film,” Stan replied. “It’s different from The Avengers, it’s definitely its own entity, totally connects to the last Winter Soldier film, and the Russos’ stamp is all over it.”

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.

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