Danai will not be denied! After fan outcry, Marvel adds Danai Gurira’s name to ‘Avengers: Endgame’ poster
Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — “She should have been up there all this time.” That was the response from Marvel Studios, after it sent out a revised poster for Avengers: Endgame on Thursday afternoon.
The mea culpa tweet is a paraphrase of a line from Avengers: Infinity War, uttered by none other than Danai Gurira’s character Okoye — fitting, seeing as the disclusion of Gurira’s name from the top of the original poster caused static among fans earlier in the day.
A new Marvel Avengers: Endgame trailer and poster were released early this morning to much fanfare, but for many fans, Marvel’s new imaging of the forthcoming film missed one major and important detail. Although Okoye was featured prominently on the new poster, her name was noticeably missing from a list of the other stars’ names on the top of it.
Instead, the Dora Milaje general got a minor mention at the bottom of the poster, along with the film’s credits.
Not surprisingly, fans were quick to notice and blast the shade on the name of the baddest woman in the MCU.
“HOLD the friggin’ phone here … WHY is Danai Gurira name NOT on this poster???,” one fan wrote. “She’s pictured, put her name up there w/ the rest of them! And don’t give me that crap that there wasn’t enough room! CHANGE THE FONT SIZE…or list them all BELOW the movie title.”
Another reminded Marvel of the Walking Dead star, “She is the only black woman on that poster, the highest profile post-snappening wakandan, a firm fan favorite, and freaking actual DANAI GURIRA to boot. put some respect on her name, damn.”
Another pointed out that a talking raccoon even got more Marvel love.
“I mean, they’ve got Bradley Cooper’s name in there and he’s just the VOICE of Rocket,” the fan wrote. “Danai Gurira is the ONLY person on the poster not to be listed by name.”
Another fan demanded an immediate correction. “@MarvelStudios, this isn’t difficult. Fix this.”
Marvel Studios did.
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