Marvel has added Danai Gurira’s name to the Avengers: Endgame poster following backlash from fans.
Gurira, who plays Okoye in the superhero epic, featured in the original poster which was released alongside a brand new trailer for the hotly anticipated film.
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But fans questioned why the Black Panther star’s name was excluded from the credits at the top.
— Krish (@drkpandya) March 14, 2019
— Colpetty (@Colpetty) March 14, 2019
leaving out danai gurira's name on the poster while bradley cooper's name is there i- https://t.co/KefStY3AoQ
— ???????????????? ???????????????????????? (@tori_allena) March 14, 2019
Others pointed out that it was a particularly bad omission given that Gurira is the only black woman to feature on the poster.
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
— xoNecole (@xonecole) March 14, 2019
Every actor who appears on the poster has their name listed at the top………except Danai Gurira, the one Black woman. https://t.co/owZYC6yYXs
— C. Donovan Copeland (@cxcope) March 14, 2019
Marvel then uploaded a revised version of the official poster with Gurira now credited at the top.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 14, 2019
Saying it was a mistake, Marvel wrote, “She should have been up there all this time.”
Avengers: Endgame is due for release on 26th April, just over a month after their latest movie, Captain Marvel, hit cinemas.
And the latest addition to the clan is set to feature in Endgame, with the new two-minute trailer confirming Brie Larson’s appearance.
Avengers: Endgame is out in cinemas on 26th April