When the first footage of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was made public, the internet became fascinated with Star-Lord’s new shirt. The graphic t-shirt featured text in what appeared to be an alien language, leading to rampant speculation about what the shirt’s message was.
Now that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is playing in theaters, costume designer Judianna Makovsky is clarifying what the graphic shirt is actually all about.
“I think people are reading a lot more into it,” Makovsky told Fashionista, laughing. “When I first started the film, [director] James Gunn said he wanted to give everybody more of a cool rock star feeling and I said, ‘Well, usually that means a graphic T-shirt.’ He went, ‘Perfect, I want a graphic T-shirt.’ So we did a lot of graphics that would advertise either products or candy and we actually used alphabet [from the "Klyn" language] from his first film. It's very simple; it says ‘Gear Shift’ on it.”
The rock star look is fitting for a “legendary outlaw” like Star-Lord, though even Chris Pratt wasn’t entirely sure what the shirt said when ComicBook.com asked him about it.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 currently has an 87.99 ComicBook.com Composite Score, the third-highest ComicBook.com Composite Score for a comic book movie of all time. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 also has a 4.65 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Rating, giving it the highest ComicBook.com user rating among all comic book movies. Let us know what you thought of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by giving it your own ComicBook.com user rating below.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn and stars 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.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now playing in theaters.
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