Here’s another reminder not to sleep on the power of social media, and of course, Wakanda, forever: Following a backlash from fans, Marvel Studios corrected and re-released the official poster for “Avengers: Endgame,” which initially left off a credit for Danai Gurira when it was posted on Thursday (March 14), CNN reports.
Of all the characters pictured on the poster, Gurira—who is reprising her “Black Panther” and “Infinity War” role of Okoye, was the only castmember on the poster left off the names at the top (called the top billing). Even Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin, who aren’t pictured, were included. Twitter blew up, with fans demanding they add Gurira—the only Black woman of the bunch.
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
Redo the poster with Danai Gurira’s name on it. pic.twitter.com/eoISaaEM15
— Gold Standard Ship (@AwesomeBamon) March 14, 2019
BLACK PANTHER star Danai Gurira the only actor pictured whose name isn’t billed at the top. Her image is larger than some actors who do get that billing. The only one from the franchise’s best and most profitable movie, and yet? @MarvelStudios, this isn’t difficult. Fix this. https://t.co/22miymysgj
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) March 14, 2019
Marvel promptly complied. The studio tweeted the revised poster on later that day, adding: “She should have been up there all this time.”
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 14, 2019
Along with the new poster, Marvel released a trailer for the film, which opens in theaters nationwide on April 26.