If there ever was a voice of authority on Marvel issues, it would be Stan Lee’s. Now, after the initial explosion of finding out that Steve Rogers has apparently been a double agent for Hydra all along, Lee is speaking out on the twist.

“It’s a hell of a clever idea,” Lee said at a MegaCon panel. “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.”

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Putting aside the fact that they’ve already made a movie about Hydra’s infiltration of SHIELD — which Steve (Chris Evans) fought tooth and nail to prevent — we have to agree with one part of Lee’s statement : It made us curious.

The “Captain America” frenzy had barely begun to wane after the “Captain America: Civil War” premiere, when this new broke, and more than a few fans of the movies no doubt decided to dig in to the comics to see what the fuss was all about.

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In fact, this news kind of stepped on another Marvel franchise in the process. If you haven’t heard a word about the “X-Men: Apocalypse” premiere this weekend, it’s because people are still too upset about the Cap news.

Whatever you think of the newest jaw-dropping twist in “Captain America’s” story, it served its purpose and got us all talking about the comic books again.

Posted by:Lindsay MacDonald

Lindsay MacDonald is a Los Angeles based entertainment reporter with an affinity for CW superheroes. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a major in Media Studies and a borderline unhealthy obsession with TV in 2012. She would much rather spend the day binge-watching ‘The Flash’ or sorting ‘Game of Thrones’ characters into Hogwarts houses than venturing outdoors. TV words to live by: “Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”