Marvel Cinematic Universe star Chris Pratt has a few words of advice for DC: Develop your characters better.
The "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" lead told io9 that he thought the biggest flaw with critical bomb (but box office success) "Suicide Squad" was too many characters and not enough interest in them.
“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.”
"Suicide Squad," which was Warner Bros.' most recent entry its DC Extended Universe after "Batman v Superman," only has a 25 percent critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics and fans have been steadily disappointed in DC's movies, while Marvel routinely impresses them.
“It's like hardwood. They grew it really slowly so it's strong," Pratt said of the MCU. "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.'”