With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set to kick off another flurry of superhero blockbusters (and possibly be the biggest/best yet if the early word is to be believed,) the films lead dancer/80’s music enthusiast, Chris Pratt, had a few things to say about what the other guys (Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe) are doing, and (spoiler) it kinda sounds like he might not be as critical as die hard fans might want him to be.
Yes, while the fan community seems to continue to divide, Star-Lord himself joins his GotG director, James Gunn (and arguably the majority of the movie going public,) in enjoying BOTH DC and Marvel. Pratt gave praise to the DCEU films while speaking with io9, granted he did have one very valid critique about one film in particular.
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.
Honestly, Pratt is going a little too easy on Deadshot’s DayGlo Day Out with Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and the rest Featuring The Joker and a bad video game villain (working title.) I think few would argue that the David Ayer film played it a little fast and loose with character development and it’s greatest sin was wasted potential. Pratt does go on a little bit to that he thinks a large part of the Marvel Cinematic Universes success is do in part to their more organic approach.
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.
Did the Suicide Squad need each character to get the solo film treatment? Did we really need a Slipknot solo movie to make his death all that more meaningful? No, but a Joker/Harley Quinn movie would’ve been nice or, you know… having the Joker in a movie that he appeared in the commercials for.