Danai Gurira’s Name Was Left Out Of The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Poster, And Folks Aren’t Happy

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On Thursday, a full week after Captain Marvel debuted in theaters, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for its next massive film, Avengers: Endgame. They also released a new poster for the 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that features practically every member of the team who survived Thanos’s snap in Avengers: Infinity War. Even the Wakandan warrior Okoye is featured. Yet as fans were quick to point out, Danai Gurira, the actress who plays Okoye, wasn’t named at all.

Folks were already somewhat miffed by the spoilery nature of the trailer, but as Entertainment Weekly points out, Gurira not getting any named billing on the poster was a step too far.

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Even Rocket Raccoon, the all-CGI character voiced by Bradley Cooper and motion-captured by Sean Gunn, earned the former a place on the top billing. Gurira, meanwhile, is physically in the poster but not named among the rest of the cast. So yeah… folks are mad.

As sketchy as this oversight is, however, EW is quick to note that there may be more at play. For starters, “The placement of credits is often a legal matter determined by contracts and marketing.” Even so, with as big of an impact as Gurira and her character Okoye have had on the MCU and its fandom, her name’s absence remains troubling.

UPDATE: The official Marvel Studios Twitter account posted an updated version of the poster with Gurira’s name on it, adding that “she should have been up there all this time.”

Despite the quick turnaround, however, fans weren’t entirely accepting of Marvel’s course correction.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)