Having starred in Marvel Studios’ massively successful “Guardians of the Galaxy,” as well as it’s soon-to-be-released sequel “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2,” Christ Pratt reckons he now knows a bit about what makes Marvel films work, especially in comparison to the movie output from certain rival film studios.
At a recent press junket to promote the new “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, the actor shared his thoughts what Warner Bros.’ filmmakers could learn from the Marvel movie crew with io9.
Starting with some praise before diving into his critique, Pratt said, “I really like all the Warner Bros. [DC films], 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.
“It’s like hardwood. They grew it really slowly so it’s strong,” the actor continued. “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.'”
Of course, Pratt couldn’t resist capping his comments off with a little Star-Lord sass and self-promotion. “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.”
Opening May 5, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego.