Aside from Brie Larson’s pretty fantastic entrance into the MCU, Captain Marvel gifted us another unlikely star.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.
Obviously there was the whole Carol Danvers battling an alien race, learning that everything she thought she knew was a lie and proving why she’s going to be the strongest Avenger to date.
Goose though, was the real star of the whole thing.
The cat / Flerken has become an instant hit with Marvel fans, even if we did find out he was responsible for Nick Fury’s famous eyepatch.
Despite the misunderstanding, Samuel L. Jackson has suggested that Fury may not hold a grudge, after putting forward an interesting theory about where Goose is now.
“[Goose] could be at Fury’s house somewhere,” the actor theorised to the Radio Times. “We haven’t seen him since [Captain Marvel], and there have been a lot of movies between that time and this one. So he could be at Fury’s house.
“He could be at Fury’s mum’s house. I have to say, the cat we worked with the most, Reggie, was pretty professional. Reggie was pretty good about hitting his mark, and you’d give him a snack, talk softly to him and give him a snack after he does his thing. Kind of like us, with a cheque!”
We recently learned that Goose’s post-credits scene in Captain Marvel almost didn’t happen.
Apparently an early concept would have focused on Jude Law’s character Yon-Rogg. The other half of the writing / directing duo Ryan Fleck detailed what the scene could have looked like.
“There was an idea on the table about having Jude Law […] emerge from his pod on Sakaar,” referencing the junk planet that Thor and Hulk are stranded on in Thor: Ragnarok, “and then have him look around and see the Devil’s Anus behind him and wonder, ‘Where the hell am I?’”
After post-credits scene from Infinity War perfectly set up Danvers’ entrance into the MCU, the first post-credits in Captain Marvel perfectly sets up her first meeting with the surviving Avengers in Endgame.
It’s unconfirmed whether the scene is taken directly from Endgame (like the Civil War snippet from the end of Ant-Man) though co-writer and co-director Anna Boden did say “It’s really a direct lead-in to their movie.”
She also added that Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers directors) directed the scene. “They came up with the concept for it, and we said ‘That sounds awesome.’”