While most of us are still reeling from the controversial reveal that Steve Rogers was actually a double agent for Hydra all those years with the recent launch of Marvel Comics’ Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 last Wednesday, Marvel legend Stan "The Man" Lee actually thinks the bold move is a nifty idea, and one he thinks the movies may even end up using. Say what?!?
Heck, the whole thing was so shocking it created major backlash among the fans, and even Captain America actor Chris Evans was taken aback by the huge twist.
Now, even though Lee had nothing to do with the creation of the Super Soldier (he was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1941), it was Lee who brought about the Silver Age of Marvel Comics which formally reintroduced the Star Spangled Man With a Plan in 1964’s The Avengers #4 following his apparent death in World War II. So dude’s got a loooong history with the beloved character, and you’d think he’d be against the whole idea, right? Wrong.
While speaking at a panel at MegaCon over the weekend, Lee opened up about writer Nick Spencer turning Steve Rogers into Hydra.
“It's a hell of a clever idea; I don't know that I would ever have thought of it for him to be a double agent, but it's going to make you curious, it's going to make you want to read the books, they'll probably do a movie based on it. So I can't fault it; it's a good idea. I think it's crazy, but it's a good idea.”
Le sigh. Hopefully, there will be a perfectly good explanation for that twisty development (fan theories point at the Cosmic Cube being responsible for all this), that it will be resolved quickly, and then we can all forget it ever happened.
After all, Cap was one of the very few people worthy to pick up Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. How in the heck could he have been able to do that if he really was a Hydra double agent, pray tell?
What do you think of Stan Lee’s comments on that shocking Captain America/Hydra reveal?
(via Comic Book)