Chris Pratt Talks DC Superhero Movies
Chris Pratt is a man after my own heart. Although he is strictly Marvel, he still has a kind word to say about DC superhero movies. As a DC fanboy, this is welcome in my book.
Whereas most Marvel owned actor’s will disrespect their comic book movie counterparts, Chris was surprisingly upbeat. Pratt said to io9 at last week’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 junket:
“I really like all the Warner Bros. movies. I think they’re really cool and I’m not a real tough critic on those movies. But one of the flaws might have been they were introducing too many characters in Suicide Squad. They spent 10 minutes telling us why should we care about these characters, rather than creating trilogies for each character and convincing us to care about the characters.”
Pratt then discussed how Marvel will take their time to introduce characters and universes, which he sees as the right way.
“It’s like hardwood. They grew it really slowly so it’s strong. They didn’t create The Avengers first. They did Iron Man. And they tested it to make sure it worked. Then they did [Iron Man II] and [Iron Man III], then they did Cap, and then they did Thor. And they created a thirst for these characters, and that’s when they put them in The Avengers.”
As a franchise star himself, Pratt knows what it takes to make multiple movies in the same universe a success.
“It’s really fucking hard to do. And it’s kind of a miracle that anyone’s got it right. You know? So. I think it comes down to Kevin [Feige], his filmmakers, and ultimately, me, playing Star-Lord.”
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Roll on the release of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 this week.