‘Avengers’ poster reissued after Danai Gurira backlash
Marvel Studios reissued the official poster for “Avengers: Endgame” after a backlash over star Danai Gurira not receiving top billing.
“She should have been up there all this time,” the studio tweeted with a photo of the revised poster. “Check out the official Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame poster. @DanaiGurira #WakandaForever.”
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 14, 2019
The actress is far from an unknown.
Not only did she star as Okoye in “Black Panther,” but Gurira is also a Tony-nominated playwright for “Eclipsed” and has also starred as Michonne on the hit AMC series, “The Walking Dead.”
She was one of 13 cast members featured on the poster for the new “Avengers” film — and the only black woman.
But while the other 12 movie cast members had their names featured at the top of the poster, Gurira was not listed.
People on social media very quickly noticed and complained.
Redo the poster with Danai Gurira's name on it. pic.twitter.com/eoISaaEM15
— Gold Standard Ship (@AwesomeBamon) March 14, 2019
How everybody on the Endgame Poster get their name across the poster except Danai Gurira? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/GgXgiMI16G
— BaRokk YObama (@Best2EvaTweet) March 14, 2019
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.
— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) March 14, 2019
So happy to see the worldwide love pouring out for Danai Gurira regarding Okoye in @MarvelStudios Endgame poster👏👏👏
— Landy Taylor (@landytaylor1) March 14, 2019
“Redo the poster with Danai Gurira’s name on it,” one person demanded in a tweet Thursday.
The studio clearly heard and complied.
Wakanda forever, indeed.
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