10The Original Captain Marvel
Brie Larson isn’t the only Captain Marvel coming to the big screen this year. Long before he was called Shazam, this character went by Captain Marvel in his first appearance back in 1939. However, the character went out of publication for several years and by the
time he returned, Marvel Comics had their own Captain Marvel, so the name Shazam was adopted.
It’s funny that after all these years, both these characters would be making their film debuts a month apart. But don’t expect anyone to refer to this character as Captain Marvel in the film.