White) and Liv Tyler (Faye) also missed out, but the gang didn’t need to be complete to have fun. It was magical. #stevezahn and @tomhanks you were missed! Played the hit song from the movie. pic.twitter.com/qv9yM9vCt9
— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) April 26, 2017Meyers, the reunion’s instigator, according to EW, also shared his excitement. Thank you @thetomeverettscott @johnschaech @ethanembry. Last Night was magic pic.twitter.com/9PjgzeHXBu
— Josh Adam Meyers (@JoshAdamMeyers) April 26, 2017What a Oneder-ful night.[h/t: EW] Posted April 26, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongIt’s about to feel like 1996, because the titular song from “That Thing You Do!” is going to get stuck in your head.Three of the members from the movie’s band, The Wonders (also known as the Oneders), reunited for a performance at West Hollywood’s Roxy Theatre on Tuesday night. He described the event as “magical” and showed proof in the form of an video on Instagram.We reunited The Wonders aka The Oneders from the movie That Thing You Do. Although they were missing Steve Zahn (Lenny), they had the next best thing — someone wearing a picture of his face.Fellow “That Thing You Do!” stars Tom Hanks (Mr. Johnathon Schaech (Jimmy), Tom Everett Scott (Guy), and Ethan Embry (the bass player who never got a name) all took the stage, to the delight of fans. One of the best @thegdcomedyjam we have ever done.A post shared by Josh Adam Meyers (@joshadammeyers) on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:46am PDTHe also revealed in a tweet that he couldn’t stop smiling thanks to all of the comments about the importance of “That Thing You Do!”Ive had a smile on my face all day because of how many people telling me how important That Thing You Do was to them. As Embry tweeted alongside a photo of the original three, they always “reunion hard.”When we reunion, we reunion hard.



The scene in question is one in which her character, the villainous Cipher, locks lips with Dominic Toretto (Diesel) to prove he has turned his back on his family. Kissing incompatibility aside, he joked that “you don’t come on ‘Ellen’ … “A kiss cannot lie, lips don’t lie. She OWNED it.”Theron, on the other hand, had a very different description.”His character is just frozen like a dead fish,” DeGeneres quoted her as saying. He looked to the “Ellen” audience for support, asking, “Do I look like a dead fish?!”For all his shouting, though, Diesel didn’t seem to take the feedback personally. No, they didn’t. Oh, my God, yeah,” he said. Maybe he can get his Fast and Furious leading lady Michelle Rodriguez to vouch for his non-fish-like kissing abilities. He allows it, but he’s not exactly an eager participant.Still, Diesel offered a glowing review of the kiss to USA Today in early April.”Do I know she enjoyed it? Posted April 26, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongVin Diesel put the “furious” in “The Fate of the Furious” on Tuesday.While appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the actor had a faux tantrum when host DeGeneres brought up how his “Fast 8” co-star Charlize Theron had described his kissing technique in a scene from the movie as “like a dead fish” when she last visited the show. and compare [him] to a dead fish” because the host starred in “Finding Dory.” There’s kind of a strange logic in that … And this whole spiel about how ‘lips don’t lie’ — I like a little more movement in my men.”Confronted on Tuesday with the news that her lips did lie, Diesel burst out of his chair — not once but twice — yelling, “What?!” in mock outrage. “He’s saying it was the best kiss ever. maybe?Poor Diesel. It was the most psychotic kiss ever.



See you in Radiator Springs.”Cars 3″ opens on June 16th. Posted April 26, 2017 by Drew TaylorIn terms of Pixar films, the first “Cars” ranks up there alongside “A Bug’s Life” as one of the studio’s most underrated films. When his sponsorship is taken over by a sick businessman named Sterling (Nathan Fillion), McQueen thinks that they’re going to put him back on the track. It’s a great metaphor for the “Cars” franchise, really. It was audacious, for sure, and remains one of the most beautiful-looking Pixar movies ever, but it lost the sweetness of the original and traded that film’s laid back, Miyazaki-indebted charm for something frenzied and frantic and somewhat overwhelming. The footage we saw was amazing-looking; there was a tactile quality to the images that made everything feel lived-in and real. And like the film’s jab at the abundance of merchandise spun off from these films, it’s a very knowing, winking look at the franchise. But “Cars 3” seems like a fine return to form and possibly even better than the original. It was … There’s also a sequence where Lightning and Cruz are racing along the beach that is just breathtaking. Based on what I saw, “Cars 3” is a true return-to-form for the series and does a lot to remind you just how special the original film was.At the beginning of “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is still top dog, but his age is starting to show. That’s huge. (Sadly, the sunny epilogue of the first film, which saw tourists and visitors return to the sleepy hamlet, isn’t a part of “Cars 3.”) So, if you never saw “Cars 2,” don’t worry. (The fact that Lightning is essentially being reduced to a logo is pretty interesting and way more meta than you’d expect.) Sterling assigns a young trainer, Cruz (Cristela Alonzo), to help Lighting get ready for the race, and, together, they travel across the country seeking inspiration and advice.It’s pretty cute.And the connection to the first film is pretty awesome. Instead of going above and beyond and introducing all sorts of spy movies shenanigans, it’s about peeling all of that stuff away and focusing on what made the original film so charming and engaging.Technologically and visually though, this is hardly a step back. The result is the “Cars” world we know and love but given a heightened sense of detail and depth. The first film, as sweet as it is, isn’t seen as a high mark in the Pixar canon — and the sequel didn’t do it any favors. Lightning strikes a deal with his new boss: Let him race one more time, and if he loses, he’ll retire and spend his golden years shilling products. It’s all about going back to reclaim the fundamentals. But instead, Sterling wants to position McQueen as a legacy sponsor of a host of products. Seriously, the hillbilly tow truck probably said 10 words in the almost hour’s worth of footage I saw. At this point it’s hard to remember when “Cars” was a movie and not a franchise (lord knows the disconnected 2011 sequel, with a plot that remains totally baffling, didn’t help anything), which is what makes “Cars 3” such an exciting proposition.A few weeks ago, I went up to Pixar and watched about half of the movie, all told, and was utterly charmed with what I saw. You never think about the technology while watching these scenes, about the physics engines whirring away to make sure everything looks just right, but you do know that it looks beautiful and the added layers of detail, atmosphere, and texture go a long way in firmly placing you in that world.And maybe that’s the biggest takeaway from the footage we saw — how good it feels to be back in the “Cars” world. And this film is primarily set in Radiator Springs, the Route 66 oasis introduced in the first film. It’s like they took the photo-realistic breakthroughs of “The Good Dinosaur” and applied it to something more outwardly cartoony. bizarre.And if the footage I saw up at Pixar is any indication, the third film almost completely ignores the events of the second film. Also, it made goofball tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) the central focus instead of Lightning. There’s no mention of the European and Asian races depicted in that film, none of the characters have returned, and Mater is barely in it. It’s probably better (and less confusing) if you didn’t.As Lightning McQueen ambles through the American southwest, a part of the country that historically birthed NASCAR races (it started with bootleggers racing their souped-up getaway cars), he clashes with Cruz, who just wants to help, and ends up searching for the trainers that made his mentor, Doc Hudson (Paul Newman, via the help of audio outtakes from the first film), the dynamo he was. The story seems like the perfect blend of the old and the new — both nostalgic and forward-thinking — and the animation style is the same, with returning characters updated with a fresh coat of computer-generated paint.Quite frankly, I can’t wait to see the rest of the movie and watch McQueen reclaim his former glory. He is involved in a catastrophic crash (one that is teased in the first trailer) and is constantly being bested by Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), a high-tech racecar with all the bells and whistles. And since that film was released in 2006, it’s become one of the most popular brands for Disney, generating millions of dollars in merchandise sales and inspiring a line of short films, spin-offs, and a sprawling, technologically mind-bending land at the Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim. If you saw “Cars 2,” you know that it refashioned the original’s slow-down-and-enjoy-the-simplicities-of-life narrative as a high-octane spy adventure. Instead of the glistening metropolises of the previous film, “Cars 3” is all about naturalism. Another sequence has Lighting entering a demolition derby incognito, his trademark logo covered up with globs of mud.



But with war upon everyone, “Things are going to move, and possibly not have the kind of deep dives into characters in single episodes, but rather laying out the pieces as we go on.” Season 7 featured episodes focusing on Morgan, Sasha, and Eugene. Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly Woo”The Walking Dead” Season 7 finale brought together several disparate groups and now, it’s full-speed forward. Gimple promised a faster pace for Season 8, which is slated to premiere on AMC this the fall.”By virtue of the fact that the narrative has turned into one of pretty intense conflict,” Gimple told Entertainment Weekly, “it’s going to affect the structure in ways that make it a bit more kinetic, a bit more breakneck — shifting away from entire stories in one episode, and sort of fractured over several episodes, with little pieces of each story coming together.”So, it seems there will be fewer interludes at Alexandria, Hill-Top, and Kingdom, and more scenes of all the groups working together to fight Negan and the Saviours (and their allies, the Garbage Pail Kids). Showrunner Scott M.



The actress is a beloved Bollywood veteran and stars in ABC’s “Quantico.” The new trailer also features some new footage, including Johnson and Efron rescuing passengers from an exploding boat and the two wearing ridiculous undercover outfits (Efron makes a pretty woman). Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooDwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, watch out — Priyanka Chopra isn’t going to let a couple of lifeguards stop her quest for beach domination.The new “Baywatch” trailer introduces Chopra’s villain, Victoria Leeds, who owns the hot new beach club. We WILL get dysfunctional 🔥 @Baywatchmovie MAY 25th pic.twitter.com/soKWw4MZki
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 25, 2017Chopra looks stunning in her big-screen Hollywood debut. Johnson soon looks past her curve-hugging dresses and sky-high stilettos and realizes she’s the diabolical head of a major drug ring.Warning to the evil @PriyankaChopra, you don’t wanna f*ck w/ the Avengers of the Beach. “Baywatch” opens in theaters May 25.



Can he tap into the passion that he had in the beginning of his career? He has to rely on trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) to whip him back into shape, but the world of racing has changed and it favors sleek, new cars with advanced technology like Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). That may be a good thing. The story is the driver here, and there’s much less hokey humor than in the previous “Cars” films. “Cars 3” opens in theaters June 16. Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooAre Lightning McQueen’s racing days over?It’s looking grim in the new trailer for “Cars 3.” As seen in previous trailers, Lightning (Owen Wilson) suffers a brutal crash in a race — and he’s already in the twilight of this career. Can he discover the joy of racing again?”Cars 3″ feels more like a traditional, underdog sports movie (think “Rudy” or “Mighty Ducks” or “Karate Kid”). Can Lightning keep up?



— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable AND #Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film. Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooNow, here’s a twist: M. Night Shyamalan is finally making a sequel to his 2000 superhero thriller “Unbreakable” — and it’s also a sequel to his recent horror flick “Split.”The film is titled “Glass” and the director calls it a “crazy comic book thriller.” It will bring together “Unbreakable” stars Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Now, he can bring together the three characters as he intended.Universal Pictures will release #Glass on January 18, 2019 all over the world. How’s that for not keeping a secret! — M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017″Split” was a huge hit, earning more than $275 million worldwide on just a $9 million budget. SPOILERS AHEAD!In “Split,” McAvoy played a kidnapper named Kevin Wendell Crumb with multiple personalities, including “The Beast,” with superhuman strength. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017 Sitting next to that patron is David Dunn (Willis), who reminded her that his name was “Mr. And it followed on the heels of another hit, 2015’s “The Visit.” So, Shyamalan is on a hot streak.So, how can “Glass” be a sequel to both movies? Glass” (Jackson).A few months ago, Shyamalan explained that he initially included Kevin in “Unbreakable” but had to cut him out. Jackson and “Split” star James McAvoy.Shyamalan shared the news on Twitter:It’s taken 17 years but I can finally answer the #1 question I get, “Are you making a f#&@ing sequel to Unbreakable or what?”
— M. At the end of the movie, customers at a diner watch news coverage of the crimes and one remarked Kevin’s similarity to another criminal who was confined to a wheelchair.



In the ’80s, he went to oversee hits like “Swing Shift,” with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and “Something Wild,” with Melanie Griffith.In 1991, he won an Academy Award for directing “Silence of the Lambs,” one of the few films to win all five major Oscar categories (Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor, Actress). Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooJonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of “Silence of the Lambs,” died this morning in New York at the age of 73.He died of esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease. He followed that up with the acclaimed “Philadelphia,” starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.His other films include “Married to the Mob,” “Beloved,” the “Manchurian Candidate” remake, “Rachel Getting Married,” and “Ricki and the Flash.”Demme also directed concert films, like the Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense,” three Neil Young documentaries, and, most recently, “Justin Timberlake & the Tennessee Kids.”Demme is survived by wife Joanne Howard and their three children. He was treated for cancer in 2010, but suffered a recurrence in 2015.Demme had a long and diverse career that started in the ’70s with directing B-movies produced by the legendary Roger Corman.



“In the pilot, someone dies and it leaves a couple of people reeling. The revival stars Peter Serafinowicz as the titular blue superhero and Griffin Newman as sidekick Arthur Everest, and is produced by original series creator Ben Edlund. Amazon announced the release date for its revival of the superhero parody via a brief teaser video. There are no puns, and the show focuses more on the relationships between the characters. Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooFear not citizens, the Tick is on his way. The 10-episode season will begin streaming August 25.The short-lived original “Tick” series aired on Fox in 2001, but developed a cult following in later years. The new “Tick” will be more dramatic than the 2001 version, as Edlund told Polygon. It’s also somewhat darker. I don’t think we ever had someone die in The Tick,” Edlund said. It’s a difficult scene, but it’s the kind of change that needed to happen.”

The “Tick” pilot is still available to watch on Amazon



How and why Malcolm returns to Isla Nublar is an interesting question, but then again, he’s one of the few people in the world who is very familiar with dinosaur rampages. He managed to survive the first movie’s attack and was the main character in the sequel. James Cromwell has also signed on to join the follow-up, which will be directed by J.A. Bayona. “Jurassic World 2” is set to open in theaters June 22, 2018. Ian Malcolm from 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and the 1997 sequel. Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooJeff Goldblum is booking a return trip to Isla Nublar.The actor is joining the cast of “Jurassic World 2,” reprising his role of Dr. Malcolm did not appear in “Jurassic Park III” nor the first “Jurassic World.””Jurassic World 2” brings back Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who contended with another failure in the park security system. Malcolm, a confident and sharp-tongued mathematician, was one of the first to see InGen’s dinosaurs.



When you got over the difficulties of the material?I think the fun of it is the difficulties. Did her voice get taken out of the process of creating, structuring Gilead? Did Hollywood keep putting you in that comedy or lighter fare box? I enjoyed that.And I love the outcome, now having read the book, knowing a lot more, obviously, about the project. It’s difficult. She’s really crafted something out of this, as has everyone.I feel like when you watch the pilot, you can really see that every conversation is paid off, across every department, across every writer. Like, “Give me a romantic comedy!”It’s weird. I kind of enjoyed the challenge factor of not being the typical person for the role. Now is definitely the time. Posted April 26, 2017 by Scott HuverBased on the convincingly bold characters she played on TV — from CIA agents to serial killers — it would be easy to believe Yvonne Strahovski would also stride confidently into any role. How am I going to do this? I think now more than ever, this show is so, so important, and I think it’s going to be really hard to watch for a lot of people. I don’t know. I like that.The trajectory of the projects that you’ve worked on have just gotten deeper, darker, grittier, and more complex. I pretty much wept all the way through it watching it, because it’s difficult. It really adds an element of, it’s this equality element in a power play, in a hierarchy where Serena Joy is at the top of the food chain, and Offred is not. I hope people will respond to it in the same way I have. Do I think that she was an architect in the society all the way to the very end? This one, I wouldn’t say it was a fluke, but it was definitely, I know they weren’t looking at me for the role.There’s no way I fit the bill for the character description of Serena Joy. It feels scary. It’s been so, so great.These are people who are so invested, and so talented, and so great at exploring, and articulating, and fleshing this material out, which is more than deserved to have. It feels uneasy. Even “Chuck.” “Chuck” was a comedy, even though I was the serious sort of anchor of the show, if you will. “Dexter” came along, that was really cool. I think everything comes with its own challenge. Do you like to lose yourself in a fictional world like that?I do. You’ve got to work, and you’ve got this challenge every day. I enjoy the challenges that come with everything. But working with so much talent. I think, also, at this stage, when you meet her, the one thing, I think, that she thinks is going to solve a lot of her problems is having the baby, and if she can just have this baby, everything will be okay. Considering it’s a series, and hopefully there’ll be Season 2 and 3 after this, I would love to see that deconstruction.This morning I was talking to someone who read the book around the time that it came out. You meet her at a time where she’s almost having an identity crisis on the inside, of “Who can I be, in that case, if I don’t get to be this person and relate to my husband in the way that I used to?” I think she probably embraced a lot of that to begin with. You want it to be challenging to watch, and entertaining, and everything in one. I only just watched episodes two and three yesterday, so it’s still very raw and fresh in my mind. But she admits that “The Handmaid’s Tale” tested her limits.The actress has been a longtime standard-bearer for TV’s increasingly large stable of strong, capable female protagonists with her roles on series like “Chuck,” “Dexter,” and “24: Live Another Day.” But when it came to taking on the role of the privileged but frustrated Serena Joy Waterford, the wife of the totalitarian Commander in Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel set in a dystopian future where a fundamentalist regime has all but eliminated the rights of a particular class of women, Strahovski had to wrap her head around such a seemingly improbable reality — and then re-wrap it when American society suddenly revealed the kinds of fissures that could, in fact, pave the way for that level of oppression.As Strohovski reveals to Moviefone, bringing the deeper themes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” to life proved to be one of the most challenging prospects of her career to date — and she wouldn’t have it any other way.Moviefone: This is a little different from anything that you’ve done before. I don’t know why. Today, it seems a lot more believable, as you mentioned, too. Is this your first foray into an expansive, world-building kind of project? I like it’s going in this direction. Because she’s older in the book. I get to spend my time mostly with Lizzy [Elisabeth Moss] and Joe [Fiennes]. It’s just all sort of paid off and landed. Why not?” She sent me the script and said, “You should read this.” I know that it says 45-year-old woman or whatever, but just read this, and I sort of fell in love with it. It felt incredibly potent back then, but they feel even more potent now as we sort of watch the news, and all kinds of things unfold in the world, and what’s going on in the world in terms of human rights, and politics, and all that stuff.So it’s hard, because every one of us has our own personal beliefs. It’s so amazing how it aligned accidentally, really. Rather than rebelling against the system, she’s taking her frustrations out.Right. Is that the road you’re going to stay on? In this case, I don’t know. It’s really interesting to me to explore human nature down those dark alleys.Did you have to fight for those parts? It is.What was the fun of it? No, I love this. Maybe it’s because, as a kid, I did a lot of Shakespeare. Honestly, it’s one of my most favorite things that I’ve ever worked on because of the actors that I’m working with. Or do you need to step out of it at some moment? And how does she sit with it now?It’s so many conflicting ideas for Serena. It just wasn’t something that anyone was looking at. It does feel like the pendulum could swing at any given moment. We did a lot of Shakespeare plays growing up in high school. I just don’t think she’s there yet, and allowing herself to not be in denial of that.I would love to see the deconstruction of her, and her belief system, and everything as we go forward in the story. I think it’s fascinating to have Offred and Serena be the same age. That’s probably about the only thing I could say. I like to try my hand at anything, really. Human rights, women’s rights, everything that we’ve fought for, any type of equality that we’ve fought for as a society up until this point, feels like it’s on shaky ground right now.I struggled to watch it because of that. Serena’s really neat. Now she’s sleeping in the bed that she made.And acting out against the weakest person in the equation, in a sense. It’s hard to watch, in the best way possible.You want art, like what we’re doing, you want that to hold the mirror up. So am I. And I auditioned for the role. We’re at a place in time, it feels like, when we have made so many progressive strides forward with gender equality, and our sociopolitical relationships, and yet a pendulum could so easily swing back.Yeah, you nailed it. I feel like my representatives kind of had a lightbulb moment and thought, “Well, why not? It’s really amazing timing. It’s hard to sort of separate that for me, playing one of the bad guys in essence, because I have to separate that in order to sort of attack Serena, in a way, because she is one of the architects of this totalitarian society that is completely oppressive, and violates every human right on the planet. I think even though she’s at the top of the food chain for women in Gilead, I think she’s very oppressed.The things that stood out to me, women are no longer allowed to read, and write, and engage, anything to do with words in Gilead, and Serena, as a character — as a woman, as an intellectual woman who was a spokeswoman, an author — she had a huge relationship with the English language, and that’s been stripped from her.It’s also been stripped from her relationship. She mentioned to me how, back then, it seemed impossible to imagine this future where those things could be happening. Yes, she was an architect of the society. Here comes this allegory about women and reproductive rights. The English language was a big one for them.Also in intimate relationships, you have a sexual connection, and that’s been taken away from her as well. Now is the time. The timing of it is incredibly accidental.People are literally rolling up sleeves to talk and perhaps fight about Planned Parenthood, and Roe v. It’s so much fun to play with, and so much fun to play with with Lizzie.”The Handmaid’s Tale” premieres today (April 26th) on Hulu. Even though that’s obviously a Band-Aid solution. Wade, and all those interrelated issues. I really love it. It’s hard to explain. But because it is two women that might be friends in another world, but they can’t be in this world, just the power play is extraordinary. I always was drawn to it.Weirdly, I was always thrown into comedy stuff. What are we going to do? In any relationship, you have commonalities, especially intimate relationships, words. Has everything else been rooted in reality for you?If you can call running around as a CIA agent reality, I don’t know. This, for sure, is a bucket of challenges, just because there’s so many things about the character that I’m playing that challenge my own personal views.You always get that question in interviews: “So what are the similarities between you and the character that you’re playing?” It’s an age old question I’ve always gotten. I know that people I have spoken to have found it to be very potent. I just sort of have tried to figure out who Serena is, just as a person, as the base human [factors]: what her beliefs are, and why she wanted this, at what level did she get taken away? [Laughs] Yeah, this would probably be the most serious version.Were you intrigued by that? No, I don’t think so. Tell me about wrapping your head around the big picture of this show, and who you were going to fit in the framework.Yvonne Strahovski: Yeah, it’s not an easy task, wrapping my head around the whole thing, and all of its themes and ideas, which feel incredibly potent. I feel like, with TV, I’ve been really blessed. I think her and The Commander, that would have been a huge part of how they connected. It’s just something I’ve always been drawn to, even as a kid. I don’t feel like there’s any better woman for the job to have directed this. It feels really, like, too close to home right now, all those ideas. I find that I thrive, my soul thrives, when I get involved in some dark projects like this. It’s emotional because of that. Even Broadway, that was really amazing, and Lorna Moon was extraordinarily difficult, emotionally difficult role. Especially Reed Morano, the first three episodes, working with her as a director has been really, really, extraordinary and liberating, I would say. No. Reed has really given it the time of day, in every aspect. So that’s really, really hard.I’ve tried to approach it — how do I explain it?



He emphasized that he “really [likes] all the Warner Bros. He used the example of “Marvel’s The Avengers” — a film that earned more than $1.5 billion at the box office — and highlighted how Marvel first built up the characters through other films, like “Iron Man,” “Captain America,” and “Thor,” among others.”They created a thirst for these characters, and that’s when they put them in ‘The Avengers,'” he said.Although many DCEU flicks have brought in very respectable box office numbers over the years, Marvel’s biggest blockbusters have often dwarfed them. “Suicide Squad,” for example, made just over half of what “The Avengers” did, about $745.6 million. “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.”That said, Pratt wasn’t throwing shade at DC. One problem, he suggested at an i09 junket last week, is that they haven’t laid the groundwork like Marvel has. movies” and thinks “they’re really cool.” Creating a franchise, he says, is “really f–king hard to do.”[via: i09] Posted April 25, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongMarvel’s Star-Lord has some ideas for the DC Extended Universe, specifically “Suicide Squad.”While out promoting “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” star Chris Pratt addressed some of the reasons why DCEU movies haven’t had the same level of box office success as the MCU’s. That same “thirst” Pratt described just didn’t seem to be there.”One of the flaws might have been they were introducing too many characters in ‘Suicide Squad,'” he said.