If you've already seen Captain Marvel, you know that the real star of the movie is the cat.
"Goose," the orange tabby, stole the show for millions of fans. The only thing better than superheroes? Their pets.
Of course, like most things in Captain Marvel, Goose is more than meets the eye:
CAPTAIN MARVEL Nick Fury & Flerken Goose Team Up Trailer (NEW 2019) Superhero Movie HD www.youtube.com
Goose is an alien creature called a Flerken (a race of aliens that resemble cats) who went with Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) after her owner, Mar-Vell (Dr. Wendy Larson) was killed.
So appropriately, Goose got her own poster:
Yes, Captain Marvel is amazing, but my new obsession is her cat, Goose. https://t.co/5VuZExoyXs— Andrew Wallen (@Andrew Wallen) 1552001465.0
LOOK AT DAT FACE.
And then, naturally, everybody wanted to see their own cats in an epic movie poster.
And so, a new trend was born:
#캡틴마블_우리집구스 꼭 당첨되고 싶습니다!!!!! https://t.co/daxGmjGxix— 우주고양이 (@우주고양이) 1552168367.0
띠요오오옹 #캡틴마블_우리집구스 https://t.co/7C6uVWwKLw— 태풍나라의 오구오구 (@태풍나라의 오구오구) 1552213865.0
우리집 구스는 입에서 불 뿜는다😉 #캡틴마블_우리집구스 https://t.co/dyEcYf9BhW— HG✞ (@HG✞) 1552213391.0
The trend appears to be primarily based in South Korea.
In fact, Goose was trending in South Korea because of these excellent posters:
Um... Korea is trending a hashtag for Captain Marvel's Goose in which people are editing their cats into a Captain… https://t.co/eqWkDKcBCs— Dory Writes (@Dory Writes) 1552139220.0
But slowly the trend spread to English speakers:
I had to do it to them 😹 #캡틴마블_우리집구스 #CaptainMarvel https://t.co/RYXfUyHe5v— monica saw ︽✵︽ captain marvel ︽✵︽ and is in love (@monica saw ︽✵︽ captain marvel ︽✵︽ and is in love) 1552166697.0
This is the second most important thing I've ever done #캡틴마블_우리집구스 https://t.co/o8fynwzhyM— Michael (@Michael) 1552165035.0
i too photoshopped my cat into a Captain Marvel poster!!! #캡틴마블_우리집구스 https://t.co/8psRCGizTB— 🌟caroline danvers🌟 (@🌟caroline danvers🌟) 1552156955.0
hi this is my old cat L'hopital as goose in captain marvel hehe #캡틴마블_우리집구스 https://t.co/M4j0JPMNrZ— maria (@maria) 1552175657.0
Honestly, we are confused.
Confused, because, why are there exactly zero superhero movies starring cats?
And why don't more superheroes have cats like Goose?
#캡틴마블_우리집구스 GOOSE N GOOSE https://t.co/yUn0RzKIpj— 1101 (@1101) 1552158821.0
Better yet, we want to see our own cats on the big screen!
My Bond on the Goose poster... b/c #캡틴마블_우리집구스 @captainmarvel #CaptainMarvel https://t.co/dUTUq5KmsL— Mischief Maker for Loki☀️ (@Mischief Maker for Loki☀️) 1552158072.0
YA-ONG #캡틴마블_우리집구스 https://t.co/QbxS8tuGHH— 레몬 (@레몬) 1552136417.0
So...can I go ahead and throw my cats in with this hashtag 😂 #CaptainMarvel #캡틴마블_우리집구스 https://t.co/8Atr23Lxis— JMV (@JMV) 1552172352.0
One of those cats is definitely a Kree and the other is a Skrull.
We will let you decide which.
#캡틴마블_우리집구스 #캡틴마블 #CaptainMarvel #キャプテンマーベル Power of cat. https://t.co/S2SqxE2qGr— ﾌｴ (@ﾌｴ) 1552136528.0
issa duck, not a goose (excuse my horrendous photoshop, and Ori's ear was cut because Daniel cropped the photo ok l… https://t.co/HDAnQH7zhv— (s/h) .ㅡ ㅡ 💕 사랑한다니엘 (@(s/h) .ㅡ ㅡ 💕 사랑한다니엘) 1552197370.0
Goose’s long lost flerken sister Peanut #CaptainMarvel #flerken #Goose #CarolDanvers #vers #cat #flake… https://t.co/kzaCnU1ILm— Bulbdog (@Bulbdog) 1552167893.0
Not to be dramatic or anything but we would literally take a bullet for Peanut.
Isn't this the greatest hashtag you've ever seen?
This is gold omg I hope Daniel know this. I’m camping on this hastag until future notice. #캡틴마블_우리집구스 https://t.co/TNNq955aaO— 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚗. #ForeverWithDaniel (@𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚗. #ForeverWithDaniel) 1552147843.0
I had to. Her name is Meatblls #캡틴마블_우리집구스 https://t.co/jC1MJC6zEq— Zak Kinsella ECCC/EE-9 (@Zak Kinsella ECCC/EE-9) 1552171645.0
we don't a have a cat, so here is our squirrel. #캡틴마블_우리집구스 https://t.co/TDj9gIh4UI— The Lightning Thief Musical is Lost in the Woods (@The Lightning Thief Musical is Lost in the Woods) 1552165345.0
Lola in regular and super life #캡틴마블_우리집구스 #captainmarvel https://t.co/U5K0dfyIEE— Bri Bri (@Bri Bri) 1552185618.0
Forget the Year of the Pig. 2019 is obviously the year of the cat!
Go forth and make yer cat memes!