- Fans are saying that the breakout character of “Captain Marvel” is an orange-colored feline known as Goose the Cat.
- Fans can’t get enough of the animal, who’s mainly played by one cat named Reggie and shares many scenes with Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.
- People online are calling Goose a scene-stealer.
Goose the Cat is becoming the breakout star of “Captain Marvel,” and fans are obsessed with the feline.
The cat appears in the latest Marvel movie as the companion of Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson). In the comics, the animal is actually named Chewie. The renaming was a nod to “Top Gun” and Danvers’ role as a fighter pilot in the ’80s.
Like Samuel L. Jackson’s MCU character, Nick Fury, fans have also come to adore Goose.
People have taken to social media to gush over the four-legged creature. Goose’s role is so significant that Marvel gave the cat his own official character poster.
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— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) January 16, 2019
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— IG : kyperdana (@kyperdana) March 6, 2019
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#GooseTheCat is my favourite
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— Michelle (@MichBell) March 6, 2019
— pinkan danvers (@dearyoonbins) March 6, 2019
#GooseTheCat will a) save us from Thanos b) single-handedly make everyone a cat person c) revive the cult of goddess Bastet and d) fulfill the ancient cat prophecy of world domination.
— Jowana Bueser (@jowanabueser) March 6, 2019
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People are also declaring Goose a “scene stealer.”
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— Zuko (@ahmdhziqx) March 6, 2019
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— Ila S. (@danceinthedarth) March 6, 2019
You’ll also notice that typing “#GooseTheCat” on Twitter creates a special emoji for the beloved cat.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) January 18, 2019
In her review, INSIDER’s Kirsten Acuna said that Goose “popped up unexpectedly at just the right moments on screen” and noted that “Fury’s obsession with the feline is infectious.”
Some fans might be surprised to learn that Goose is portrayed by several cats on the big screen. Reggie, a 12-year-old male cat, is the main actor. Felines named Archie, Gonzo, and Rizzo also stepped in at times.
Here’s a video of the Reggie getting ready for the Los Angeles premiere of “Captain Marvel” and sporting a tie.
You’re telling me Goose the Cat wore a tie to the Captain Marvel premiere and this is not the top news story for the night? pic.twitter.com/ggCzAcR3cf
— Rachel Paige (@rachmeetsworld) March 5, 2019
The cat was also recently in London, where he met excited fans, and signed “pawtographs.”
— David Willoughby (@DWill_Crackfilm) March 4, 2019
Larson, who shares plenty of scenes with the animal, is allergic to cats. According to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel used a computer-generated cat and a realistic puppet for Larson to hold without having an allergic reaction, in addition to Reggie.
“It became this joke because the crew would watch me all day doing crazy stunts,” Larson told EW. “But then the cat showed up on set and I was like, ‘We need to have a plan! We need to have a conversation!'”
Although Jackson’s character has an affinity for Goose, the actor doesn’t feel the same way in real life.
“No, I am not a cat person,” Jackson said at a press conference, according to i09. “But I’m also not a dog, bird or a fish person, either. I don’t engage pets.”
He added: “You know, Reggie is like most animals that people bring to set that have been trained to do this, that, or the other – he’s snack-oriented. You give him something to eat, he shows up. You give him something to eat, you talk softly and nice to him, give him something to eat again. They love you.”