There has been some confusion as of late when it comes to the title of Captain Marvel. We have Mar-Vell, Marvel Comics’ original Captain Marvel, we have Billy Batson, DC’s Captain Marvel, and we have Carol Danvers, Marvel’s current Captain Marvel.With both Marvel and DC releasing films starring their respective Captain Marvel’s how will they keep this from getting more confusing? Luckily, Shazam! director David Sandberg will help clear up the confusion.
While talking with EW, Sandberg said: Let’s just say we’re going to have a bit of fun with that in the movie, but he’s basically known as Shazam, which makes sense because of the confusion. During Geoff Johns’ New 52 run, Billy Batson took on the title of Shazam! in reference to the wizard who gave him his power. The film looks to be taking a similar route.
With Captain Marvel being the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it makes sense for sandberg to try and keep things as simple as possible. Still, the fact the we are getting two “Captain Marvel” in 2019 will always be fun to think about.
Marvel’s Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8th, 2019, while DC’s Shazam! releases April 5th, 2019.