Chris Pratt joins the likes of his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn and DC Films producer Geoff Johns in reaching across the Marvel/DC divide to show that fans can enjoy both brands.
The rivalry between Marvel Comics and DC Comics has always existed, but now that both brands have a cinematic universe, the rivalry within the fan community has grown to bigger proportions. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has consistently received positive critical reviews for the majority of their films, the DC Extended Universe hasn’t been warmly received by critics.
Interestingly enough, Chris Pratt enjoys DC movies. When speaking to io9, the actor expressed his enjoyment of the films while also revealing what he would like to see the studio improve upon with future films:
“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.”
Chris Pratt goes on to explain how he believes that given Marvel’s track record, the fact that Kevin Feige and company have developed this shared universe through individual movies before the big team-up showcases that the formula breeds success:
“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.”
It is nice to hear a Marvel actor like Chris Pratt express that he does enjoy DC films. Along with the Marvel characters, it seems likely that Pratt grew up enjoying DC characters as well. Plus, he’s already starred in a movie alongside Batman in The LEGO Movie. Safe to say he just enjoys good storytelling.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 blasts into theaters on May 5, 2017.