LONDON -- At this point, I've come to think of the Shepperton lot in England as Marvel's home away from home.
Not long after the presentation that Marvel made at Comic-Con for "Guardians Of The Galaxy," a group of journalists were invited to visit the sets for the film and to talk to the filmmakers and the cast. As part of that group, I found myself somewhat blown away by what we saw and by the conversations we had. That is not always the case, and while I've had plenty of set visits where I walked away feeling optimistic, I've had very few that knocked me out to this degree.
Why? What is it that convinced me that this is a departure for the studio and a very special version of what we know right now as the big action blockbuster?