I’ve never seen Guardians of the Galaxy, but apparently it has some similarities to Suicide Squad. So much so that at an event for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, io9 decided to ask Marvel star Chris Pratt what he thought about his DC Comics rivals.
“I really like all the Warner Bros. movies,” Pratt said. “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,” he added. “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.”
To be fair, it took Marvel five movies to build up to The Avengers and Warner Bros. will have put out four connected movies before Justice League hits theaters.
Do you agree with Chris Pratt’s assessment, or are you happy with the approach Warner Bros. is taking with the DC Extended Universe? Let me know in the comments below!