Captain Marvel fans are obsessed with Goose the cat's Flerken identity

11 March 2019, 12:52 | Updated: 8 August 2019, 12:32

By Sam Prance

Who is the cat in Captain Marvel? What is a Flerken? Will Goose be in 'Avengers: Engame'?

Captain Marvel is officially here. After months of anticipation, Marvel have finally unveiled their first ever female led superhero film and it's incredible. First things first, Brie Larson is sensational as the titular character Carol Danvers, then there are the shocking post-credits scenes and, last but not least, we will never be over the moving Stan Lee tribute and cameo.

However, it's the Captain Marvel cat (well kind of), who everyone is obsessed with. Goose was actually previously mentioned in Captain America: Winter Soldier but she makes her first on screen appearance in Captain Marvel and fans are living for her. However, Goose isn't quite what she seems at first and it's the big twist that really certifies her legend status in the MCU.

What is the cat in Captain Marvel? What is a Flerken? Who plays Goose?

Captain Marvel cat: What is a Flerken? Goose explained
Captain Marvel cat: What is a Flerken? Goose explained. Picture: Marvel // Disney

Goose is played by four cats (Gonzo, Reggie, Archie, Rizzo) in Captain Marvel. She is the former pet of Carol's iconic mentor Dr. Lawson/Mar-Vell (Annette Benning) and she joins Nick Fury and Carol on their adventures while they explore the mysterious Pegasus facility. It looks like she is a cat. However, terrified of her, Skrull Talos later reveals to Carol and Nick that Goose is a Flerken.

Carol and Nick are pretty clueless as to what a Flerken is, until later in the movie when Goose swallows the Tesseract whole and attacks multiple Kree with tentacles from her mouth. In the comics, it's explained that Flerken look like cats but they're really an alien species, who lay eggs, with mouth tentacles and pocket dimensions inside of them that can contain entire universes (!). Goose stores the Tesseract in hers.

Obviously viewers are obsessed. Here are just a few of the reactions.

As to whether or not we'll be seeing anymore of Goose anytime soon, nothing has been confirmed yet. However, given that Captain Marvel is definitely in Avengers: Endgame, it seems likely that Goose will join her.

What do you think? Would you like to see Goose in Endgame?