Captain Marvel is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Most of these versions exist in Marvel's main shared universe, known as the Marvel Universe.
Following a trial in which DC Comics sued Fawcett Comics for breach of copyright, claiming Fawcett's Captain Marvel was too similar to Superman, the latter stopped publishing Captain Marvel. In the late sixties Marvel gained the trademark "Captain Marvel" with their first series, forcing DC to call their Captain Marvel comic book Shazam!.
To retain their trademark, Marvel has had to publish a Captain Marvel title every year or two since, leading to a number of ongoing series, limited series and one-shots featuring a range of characters using the Captain Marvel alias.
Carol Danvers appears as Captain Marvel in the anime film Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher.
Captain Marvel (2018)
In May 2013, the The Hollywood Reporter reported that Marvel Studios had a script for a Ms. Marvel feature. In October 2014, Marvel announced that the film, now titled Captain Marvel, would be released on July 6, 2018. The film was later pushed back to November 2, 2018. In April 2015, it was announced that Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve would be writing the script.
In July 2012, Carol Danvers, the longtime super-heroine known as Ms. Marvel, assumed the mantle of Captain Marvel in an ongoing series by written Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Dexter Soy. Danvers dons a jumpsuit and explores her own past. DeConnick said at WonderCon 2012 that her pitch for the series could be described up as "Carol Danvers as Chuck Yeager." She said the series would contemplate what Captain Marvel's legend means to Danvers, how she will wield it, and how the rest of the Marvel Universe reacts.