A few years ago, Alex Ross did a small pitch for Kurt Busiek's then-upcoming The Marvels comic.
This definitely seems like a case where Marvel already had a title they were planning to use and were just looking for a concept to fill it, because while the finished book ended up being a globe- and time-spanning interwoven story about all the 616 heroes, Ross's pitch was just about honoring the legacy of Captain Marvel: Carol Danvers would end up with the Nega Bands, but instead of trading places with a plain human, she would summon the "Captain Marvel" from other dimensions, a twist which you'd have to try very hard to deny has a lot in common with the new movie's quantum entanglement angle.
It would have taken Monica Rambeau back to her original supranym, but tied her and Carol's costumes more stylistically together.
The idea would have allowed everybody to be "Captain Marvel" without worrying about someone else using the name, but that was an idea ahead of its time. These days Marvel has multiple Spider-Men who are all "Spider-Man," multiple Captain Americas who are all "Captain America," multiple Hawkeyes who are all "Hawkeye"... now it's a whole thing, but back then it was a weird idea.
The guy at the steering wheel would be "Captain Z," and the lightning-bolt shaped scars on his face should tell you the fact he looks like a photo negative of Shazam is no coincidence - Ross really was trying to bring all the Captain Marvels into this story!