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Here’s Why “Captain Marvel” Directors Changed Goose’s Name in the Movie

If you’ve been reading Captain Marvel for awhile now, I’m sure you’re familiar with Carol Danvers’ pet cat Chewie. And with next week being the opening of the MCU version, the film’s directors Anna Bodden and Ryan Fleck recently spoke out about the minor change.

In an interview with Collider, Captain Marvel directors directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck answered the question why they changed the name from Chewie to Goose.

The duo starts that there was just such a big saturation in Star Wars references in past movies and in pop-culture in general. Fleck adds that “It wasn’t a big thing. It just felt like Star Wars was so part of the culture that, it just felt like we wanted to remove it a little bit,” he also adds “Star Wars felt like it was something from the ’70s and ’80s, and I think that was the spirit of Chewie from the comics, but we felt like we wanted to sort of just slide away from that slightly.”

Boden also adds that a Top Gun reference more apt considering Carol Danvers’ air force background.

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Captain Marvel Synopsis

Marvel Studios’ presents “Captain Marvel,” an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that introduces the MCU’s first stand-alone, female-franchise title character—Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.

Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” follows Carol Danvers’ journey as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. As the story unfolds, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of a maelstrom when a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth.

Based on the beloved Marvel comic book series, first published in 1967, “Captain Marvel” stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

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