Marvel have bowed to fan pressure and added Danai Gurira’s name to their official poster for Avengers: Endgame following a backlash over the initial absence of her name from the artwork’s main credits.
The latest trailer for Endgame was released earlier today (March 13), giving fans a further glimpse at what to expect when the hotly-anticipated superhero movie arrives in cinemas on April 26.
But the latest promotional poster for Endgame, which also came out today, was initially greeted with a backlash from a number of fans who took exception to the exclusion of Gurira’s name from the credits at the very top – despite an image of her character, Okoye, being included in the main. See a selection of the comments and complaints below.
— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) March 14, 2019
— xoNecole (@xonecole) March 14, 2019
BLACK PANTHER star Danai Gurira is 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
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
Marvel have since responded to the backlash by releasing an updated version of the Endgame poster with Gurira’s name included in the credits at the very top. “She should have been up there all this time,” the studio wrote on Twitter before tagging Gurira and writing the hashtag #WakandaForever.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 14, 2019
Earlier this week, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed that the late Stan Lee will make a cameo in Endgame.