Toys aren't just for play; they can also uncover major secrets!
Funko released images of its upcoming Pop! figures for "Captain Marvel" and they seemingly reveal two important pieces of information.
First, we have confirmation that Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers (Brie Larsen) will have a feline companion. In the comic books, her sidekick is Chewie the Cat, who is really a Flerken, aliens that resembles cats of earth. Chewie was named after the "Star Wars" character.
The Funko toy shows that Chewie is now named Goose, in what is likely a reference to "Top Gun" (since Carol is an Air Force pilot).
The other insight is about Jude Law's character, whose identity has been kept secret. The official Funko toy image is labeled "Star Commander." However, a different leaked photo posted on Reddit names him as Yon-Rogg.
Fans had previously speculated Law might play the heroic Mar-Vell, the person first to hold the title Captain Marvel. But if he is indeed playing Yon-Rogg, then he could end up being the main villain of the movie or future movies.
The movie's filmmakers have taken care not to reveal the name of Law's character and have only described as an "enigmatic commander" who leads the elite Kree military teamed Starforce, which Carol is part of.
In the comics, Yon-Rogg is a Kree military commander who schemes with Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace in the movie) to take control of the Kree. He ultimately becomes one of Carol's biggest foes.
And with Ben Mendelsohn playing the leader of the evil Skrulls, it seems that Captain Marvel is surrounded by enemies on all sides.
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Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls. Read More