First Hollywood, and now Rocket Raccoon!
Say it ain't so!
Well, it isn't so as Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has taken to Facebook to clear up speculation that Rocket Raccoon is guilty of sexual harassment.
Yep, you read that right.
Redditors posted about how the stripes on the Guardians' legs in prison represents a crime, with someone claiming the gray stripe on Rocket Raccoon's leg is a result of Rocket getting busted for indecent exposure.
Gunn says it isn't so:
New thread on Reddit claims that each of the stripes on the Guardians' legs in prison represents a crime. This IS true, The color of each stripe is a category (murder, arson, burglary, grievous bodily harm). The pattern of each stripe explains a bit more exactly about the crime and its severity (a sort of criminal law morse code).
However, it also claims the gray line on Rocket is indecent exposure, and this is NOT true.
The line designs were the product of our costume designer Alexandra Byrne's creative brain, and I wrote down and gave her the list of convictions. People are asking me for a complete list, but I'd have to track it down in my files and, as I'm about to finish a draft today, I don't have time to do it (nor am I sure it's possible to find). It's also important to note (well as important as anything this deep in the mythos can be) that these are just crimes they've been convicted for - not crimes they've committed and gotten away with, which is probably a lot.
But, in general, off the top of my head --
Rocket's are mercenary activity, grievous bodily harm, arson (he blows up a lot of stuff), escape from prison, and, I believe, public drunkenness.
Quill's crimes are penny-ante robbery, grift, criminal conspiracy (from his gang involvement with the Ravagers), and having sex with members of a royal family (consensual but on some planets considered an outrageous crime for someone from his caste).
Gamora keeps things simple with her long list of murders and assassinations, all at the behest of Thanos.
And Drax's crimes are grievous bodily harm, murder, and every variety of destroying stuff you can imagine.
The lines pretty much match what are listed as the crimes in the mug shot scene in the movie, but sometimes with more detail and additional crimes.
In the original cut, I planned to have the Nova guards put a pair of pants on Groot with his crimes of mercenary activity, grievous bodily harm and escape from prison on them, but, as soon as he entered the prison he tore his pants off, because the dude just loves being nude. However, it ended up being an enormous expense to have to create CGI pants for Groot, so it was one of the compromises I made to come in on budget.
Have a great day.
The Galaxy can now rest easy knowing Rocket Raccoon isn't flashing anybody.