Could Captain Marvel’s Cat Chewie Be Why Nick Fury Lost His Eye?

The second Catpain Marvel trailer just launched to what looks like a glowing reception thus far. And among all things being talked about from Captain Marvel’s badass Super Saiyan mode to her Kree origins to her Skrull whacking, a certain cat has caught the attention of the internet. Nick Fury takes a strong liking to the cat at the end of the trailer, sparking speculation that it may have something to do with Fury losing his eye.

I really can’t believe I’m writing an article of, among all things, the Captain Marvel cat biting Fury in the eye and serving as an important plot point, but that’s how hungry and excited us bloggers can get for theories I guess. Anyhow, if you’d recall, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the one movie that revealed the most info about Nicholas J. Fury, we learned through Fury’s own words how he lost his eye due to a betrayal by someone he trusted. Now it seems like a far stretch to connect dots here but seeing Fury take an intense liking to Chewie makes it quite likely that she may be responsible for Fury’s patch. The theory doing the rounds is that Chewie is a Skrull which both, fits into the “betrayal” angle and yet making the eye-loss sound plausible enough.

The scene’s lengthy presence at the end is what’s caused rumor-mills going. After all, Marvel wouldn’t devote a good few seconds of Fury bonding with the cat if it weren’t without any significant consequences. It’s also likely the filmmakers are hinting at Fury’s softened nature in the 90s and how events in the company of Kree “noble warrior-hero” Carol Danvers hardened his stance on life’s events and his attitude in general. Either ways, it’s going to be an interesting transition.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel sees Brie Larson essaying the titular role as she is transformed into the superhero from former airforce pilot Carol Danvers through an accident. Supporting her in the movie is the returning cast of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Lee Pace as Ronan, Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson and Djimon Honsou as Korath alongside new characters played by Annett Bening and Jude Law. The movie will be out in theaters all over on March 8, 2019.