It seems the storm created by "Batman v Superman" director Zack Snyder's comments about the superhero movie genre last week has not settled. In an interview with Collider, "Captain America: Civil War" actor Sebastian Stan responded sharply to Snyder's comments in which Snyder called Marvel's last big screen outing "Ant-Man" the "flavor of the week."
"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?" Stan said in the interview. "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."
Besides Marvel and DC rivalry, Stan also talked about his role of Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier in the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War" and addressed fan concerns whether the 2016 movie will be more of an Avengers film than a Captain America one.
"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 said about the movie, which features an ensemble cast from Iron Man and Black Widow to Vision and Scarlet Witch.
"It's different from The Avengers, it's definitely its own entity, totally connects to the last Winter Soldier film, and the [directors] Russos' stamp is all over it."
Stan also discussed the expansion of his role in the film compared to 2014's "Captain America: Winter Soldier," which posited him as a brainwashed assassin of a silent force-of-nature type.
"They gave me a lot more dialogue, and I thought, Oh my god, it was so much better when I didn't have to say things!"
"The look of the Winter Soldier is a very specific look. There was something very specific in how the guy looked and behaved and I felt like the more I stepped back and I just kind of let that do the work, the better it was gonna be."
"Captain America: Civil War" is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman and more. It opens on 6, May, 2016