Marvel is putting Danai Gurira where she belonged all along
Danai Gurira is taking her rightful place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After Marvel released a new trailer and posted for the highly-anticipated Avengers: Endgame on Thursday morning, fans quickly noticed Gurira’s name had been left off the top billing on the poster.
The Black Panther actress, who plays Okoye, was the only actor on the poster to not get her name at the top. She was, however, included on the bottom on the poster along with others like Gwyneth Paltrow and Benedict Wong, who don’t appear on the poster.
Marvel responded to the fan backlash, releasing an updated poster hours later with Gurira’s name at the top, right after Karen Gillan.
“She should have been up there all this time. Check out the official Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame poster. @DanaiGurira #WakandaForever,” the studio tweeted along with the new poster.
The Infinity War follow up finds Earth’s favorite heroes struggling to come to terms with the disaster they failed to prevent in part one of what Marvel has called the greatest crossover event in history.
As a reminder, Infinity War featured a large majority of Marvel’s most popular superheroes combining all of their collective superpower strengths together to try and defeat evil Thanos (Josh Brolin). The outcome for the world was not so great but fans ate it up — the film grossed over $2 billion worldwide.
Avengers: Endgame opens April 26, 2019.