SHAZAM! Director Boasts His 'Original CAPTAIN MARVEL' More Anticipated than MARVEL's

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Shazam! director David F. Sandberg is boasting that his "#OriginalCaptainMarvel" film has scored higher than Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel in a Variety poll of superhero movies people are "most excited" for. Take a look:


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Sandberg is referring to Shazam!'s titular hero originally being called Captain Marvel. In recent years, DC - who acquired the character in the 1970s - has changed the character's name to "Shazam!" due to copyright concerns with Marvel Entertainment.

Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is scheduled to open in theaters March 8, 2019, with Shazam! following a month later on April 5.

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