Captain Marvel is coming out in almost a month and now that we are moving into February, the film will finally begin its press tours and check the reactions of different audiences at different places through early screenings. Talking about that, the first test screening has taken place, and those who were worried about this film being an overall dud should cast out those fears as the movie does look to be pretty awesome. Marvel is diversifying and sometimes that could lead to some terrible movies, but this one certainly won’t be one of those.
Industry Insider Steve Weintraub pointed out the early screening that took place, and in his tweet he did mention that everyone who got to see the film was especially talking about Goose the Cat. Here’s what he wrote in his tweet:
“Hearing Captain Marvel screened. After it ended everyone was talking about the cat. Stole the show.”
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) January 30, 2019
Well, we always knew that Goose the Cat packs something special behind its cute furry looks, and now that the cat is turning out to be another character that falls in the category of Korg, we just can’t help but be more excited about the film.
For a character to be perfect, it doesn’t mean that he/she should be the lead or probably have loads of screen time. Sometimes like Korg, a character could take the movie to the next level with even so little that he/she gets to do. Hearing that this perfect character is now going to be an animal/alien makes things even more interesting.
As Captain Marvel is changing many things from the source material, the name of her cat is also changed. It was revealed through the Funko Pop toys that the cat here is called Goose, while in the comics its name is Chewie. Now Chewie may look all cute and furry, but she isn’t actually a cat in the comics. She is actually a dangerous alien species referred to as a Flerken, which is pretty dangerous as it sprouts tentacles and everything that you’d imagine a horrific alien to do.
Not only that, if Goose turns out to be a Flerken then it may actually lead for Captain Marvel to travel through time and end up in Avengers: Endgame since Flerkens are known to have tiny pockets in their mouths that open portals to different dimensions or time. Another suspicion that people have for Goose is that its Flerken instincts could lead to Nick Fury losing his eye, but that’s merely a theory.
By the reaction of the people who are talking about Goose, it does seem that the cat is either going to be involved in a high octane action sequence, or in different funny situations, or probably a combination of both. But it certainly doesn’t feel that it would be related to the Nick Fury situation mentioned above.
Comicbook.com got to visit the set of Captain Marvel and there they got to interview Lashana Lynch, who is playing Carol Danvers’ friend Maria Rambeau in the upcoming movie. Well, she didn’t give away the plot or anything, but she has probably confirmed of Goose the Cat’s real identity, i.e. a Flerken.
She was asked whether she worked with the cat, and she tried to be all smart about it trying to dodge the spoiler-prone question as she said:
“Do I get a hat? Do I get to work with the cat? You know there’s a cat. Sure. The cat. It’s not fully a cat. It’s a mysterious cat. In a hat, because you mentioned the hat, but you didn’t actually say ‘hat.’ The cat does things that we didn’t expect for it to do, and it’s very surprising, and it could happen at random times. So do I interact with the cat in the hat? That is something you touched on. [laughter] I haven’t gotten one more. I should have been more. Yet. I do, although I don’t hold the cat, but I’m around it a lot. I’m gonna have a hat in my back pocket.”
Captain Marvel comes out on March 8, so that’s when you look out for Goose.