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Marvel adds Danai Gurira's name to 'Avengers: Endgame' poster after backlash

Los Angeles, PTI | Updated : 15 March 2019, 05:34 PM
Marvel adds Gurira's name to 'Avengers: Endgame' poster after backlash (Photo: Twitter)
Marvel adds Gurira's name to 'Avengers: Endgame' poster after backlash (Photo: Twitter)

Marvel Studios has updated the poster of Avengers: Endgame after facing backlash from fans for not putting Danai Gurira's name on it. Gurira, who plays Wakandan general Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), appears on the poster but her name was missing from the top-billed cast. Her name was listed in the lower credits, along with Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, and Gwyneth Paltrow, whose characters are not part of the poster image.

Gurira's omission attracted criticism on social media, with many claiming that Marvel disregarded the only strong black woman character of the MCU.

"She is the only black woman on that poster, the highest profile post-snappening Wakandan, a firm fan favourite, and freaking actual DANAI GURIRA to boot. Put some respect on her name, damn," read a tweet.

Another user said, "I mean, they've got Bradley Cooper's name in there and he's just the VOICE of Rocket. Danai Gurira is the ONLY person on the poster not to be listed by name."

"Um... why is the ONLY person who appears on this poster that is NOT credited Danai Gurira? I'm pretty sure that needs rectifying quickly Marvel! Mainly because she deserves her name up there just as much as everyone else. And also, because Okoye is Queen," said another person on Twitter.

Following the backlash, the studio updated the poster, adding Gurira's name alongside the likes of Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.

"She should have been up there all this time," the company tweeted while sharing the new poster.

First Published: Friday, March 15, 2019 05:34 PM
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