by Brett White
While "Guardians of the Galaxy" continues to shoot in the UK, fans—and bloggers—eagerly await any updates. Unlike other movies that shoot big action scenes in broad daylight—looking at you, "Cap"—"Guardians" is holed up on a soundstage, out of the public eye. But a pair of eyes... a pair of a pair of eyes... four eyes total belonging to two comic book creators got to visit the set today, and those two eye-owners should make comic book fans very happy.
Writing team Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning revealed via Twitter that they both got to spend the day watching the film come to life. Abnett and Lanning got the "Guardians" ball rolling again way back in 2008 with their "Guardians of the Galaxy" comic book series, which brought all five movie Guardians together. You can check out the duo's tweets after the jump!
Today I have mostly been having a set visit watching filming of Guardians of the Galaxy. Two words: AWE SOME! Thanks JG!— Andy Lanning (@AndyLanning) August 6, 2013
The husband is on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy with @JamesGunn, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and David Bautista… Gotta be worth a Huzzah!— Dan Abnett + Nik (@VincentAbnett) August 6, 2013
This comes as quite welcome news to fans worried that Abnett and Lanning's—affectionately referred to as DnA—contributions would be overlooked. A new "Guardians" comic was relaunched alongside the announcement of the film with superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven attached, but it's the DnA version that caught Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige's eye years ago.
James Gunn, whose knack for mixing action and humor matches DnA's take on the team, apparently agreed that the writers deserved some attention, as it appears that he was the one that invited the UK-based duo to the set.
@JamesGunn Thanks for the invitation for today's set visit. I had a blast!— Dan Abnett + Nik (@VincentAbnett) August 6, 2013
Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning did the impossible with their "Guardians of the Galaxy" book, by taking a group of characters largely forgotten by pretty much everyone and giving them serious attention that has now made them a relevant and vital part of Marvel's current movie and comic book line. It's great to see them thanked in this way.
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