Last week the internet was going nuts over comments by Zack Snyder where he called Ant Man a flavor of the week superhero movie. It was a knock against Marvel’s lighter style by the guy who’s currently shepherding DC’s movie universe, and it was honestly a pretty unimaginative comment.
Now The Winter Soldier himself, Sebastian Stan, responded to Snyder with an epic execution during an interview with Collider:
“Yeah, Iâ€™m sitting here and Iâ€™m listening to you and Iâ€™m thinking, â€œDo I want to fire some shots at DC right now, at Zack Snyder?â€ I read some of those comments where he said something about Batman and Superman, I canâ€™t remember where I read that, somewhereâ€¦ Something about, â€œItâ€™s not going to be your flavor-of-the-week Ant-Man.â€ And I was like, â€œOh thanks, Zack. Thatâ€™s great. Way to do something original.â€ But I would say weâ€™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 theyâ€™re shaping it up and changing it in a very different way. Theyâ€™re not trying to mimic a better Christopher Nolan movie or something like that.â€”
Ouch. That’s a pretty awesome way to respond, seeing as how Snyder’s DC movies really are trying to mimic the Nolan Batman style of making them super dark, gritty, and realistic. Epic kill!