Not without Danai Gurira- the tale of a small change that spoke massive volumes
Marvel Studios debuted the Avengers Endgame trailer last week, along with a poster showcasing the surviving heroes and Zim-Hollywood sweetheart, Danai Gurira’s name was missing on the above-the-tittle-billing.
Fans noticed, however, and set twitter on fire rallying for Black Panther’s Danai Gurira, the actress who plays Dora Milaje general, Okoye, to be mentioned as part of the credits at the top of the poster. Though Gurira’s name was on the bottom credit block, along with Gwyneth Paltrow and Benedict Wong, she was the only person featured on the poster who did not receive above-the-title billing. The omission prompted outcry, exacerbated by the fact that Gurira was the only actress of colour to appear on the poster.
The reaction prompted Marvel to release a new poster, with Gurira’s name coming just before Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin.
“She should have been up there all this time. Check out the official Marvel Studios' #AvengersEndgame poster. @DanaiGurira #WakandaForever”, read the accompanying tweet.
The process was likely as simple as digitally adding Gurira’s name to the graphic but it speaks volumes to many hopeful fans back home and abroad.
Avengers: Endgame hits theatres on April 26.