One of the downfalls of films like Marvel Studios' releases is that the unveiling of the toys based on the movies -- which always come well before the films are released -- will often spoil a few twists along the way. It happened when a picture of a LEGO set confirmed that Scott Lang's Giant-Man would debut in Captain America: Civil War, and when pictures of toy versions of Thor's Avengers: Infinity War ax, Stormbreaker, revealed that its hilt would be made from a piece of Groot.
Now, following the release of the second trailer for the highly-anticipated Captain Marvel, Hasbro has unveiled its line of toys to tie-in with the first female-fronted movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While many of the toys simply feature takes on Carol Danvers and her super-powered alter ego, the image of the Nick Fury Marvel Legends figure comes with a spoiler -- a shackled and muzzled figure of Goose the cat.
The second trailer confirmed that Carol's pet would appear in the film, albeit with one potentially significant change; while the cat is named Chewie in the comics, the feline is actually named Goose in the movie, trading a Star Wars reference for a nod to Top Gun. However, thanks to the Nick Fury Marvel Legends figure set, we might have a confirmation that one element from
Chewie Goose's comic book counterpart will come into play in Captain Marvel.
In the comic books, while Chewie may look like a cat, he is actually part of a dangerous alien race called the Flerken. This, combined with the fact that the figure shows the feline character in manacles and standing on his hind legs, would seem to indicate that Goose , like his comic book counterpart, is an alien. Given his pairing with a figure of Nick Fury, it stands to reason that the cat is likely manacled by S.H.I.E.L.D. after Carol crash lands on Earth.
If Goose really is a Flerken, it means he likely has a longer life expectancy that your average Earth cat. It's therefore possible that the cat is still around in the present day MCU. Who knows -- perhaps Nick Fury has been cat-sitting for Carol all this time, waiting for her to return from whatever mission she's been on.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace and Annette Bening in as-yet-undisclosed roles. The film arrives on March 8, 2019.