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Marvel pulled a fast one on the fans when the latest Captain America comic revealed the star-spangled Avenger to be a Hydra agent. According to Stan Lee, the whole concept is “crazy, but it’s a good idea.”

The legendary Marvel comic book creator reacted to the Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 twist during a panel at MegaCon. “It’s a hell of a clever idea,” he said. “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.”

Writer Nick Spencer previously told EW he developed the idea based on what happened in Captain America comics by Rick Remender, who “had been building towards this story of Hydra having infiltrated various institutions of government and various super teams.” He said, “I thought that sounded like too big of a story. I drilled it down and thought, what if there’s just one very valuable Hydra plant? What if they’re looking for 100 people, but there’s just one?”

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Captain America
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 97 minutes
  • Albert Pyun