You ever see one of those things on the side of the road that makes you really want to pull over and get a closer look?
That happened to Shazam! director David F. Sandberg, who stopped by a bus stop to take a short video of a wall that featured a Captain Marvel poster on one side and a Shazam! poster on the other.
You can see the post below.
The character currently known as Shazam was originally created as Captain Marvel -- a name that he had until 2011. Still, Marvel's Captain Marvel was introduced after the original trademark on the name held by Fawcett Comics lapsed, and after the '70s, all of the Billy Batson stories had to use Shazam rather than Captain Marvel in their titles.
“Will #Shazam use the @Shazam app in the @ShazamMovie?,” Fandom asked.
“Yes but in our movie it’s called Captain Marvel,” Sandberg replied.
“I just found this out last night, and for anyone out there who thinks you’re doing me a favor, you’re doing Shazam! a favor, or you’re doing Warner Bros.— you’re not,” he said. “This is not helping anyone or anything.”
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, and Shazam! on April 5th.
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