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Disney Face Backlash After Leaving Major Actor Out Of Avengers: Endgame Poster

“Put some respect on her name!”

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Marvel is gearing up for the most anticipated release in their history with Avengers: Endgame.

As well as dropping the second official trailer, Disney unveiled a flashy poster that includes the ‘surviving’ members of the Avengers.

Despite all the excitement Disney / Marvel have faced a backlash after seeming to forget Danai Gurira’s name from the official poster.

Although Gurira was included in the all-star poster, Disney relegated her name from top billing. Unsurprisingly, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and Scarlett Johansson all saw their name in lights. Sadly, despite Gurira’s reasonably prominent placing on the poster, her name appears right at the bottom.


It didn’t take fans long to notice that Gurira’s name only appears alongside the likes of Jon Favreau and Benedict Wong — who don’t even feature on the poster. Posting on Twitter, people were less than impressed that the black actor was MIA.

Sure, Gurira might not be the most important member of the team, but many were left confused by the apparent mistake. Considering Bradley Cooper only provides the voice of Rocket Raccoon and still appeared above Gurira, it’s a puzzling state of affairs.

Thankfully, it didn’t take Disney long to take note of the blunder. In a matter of hours, the poster was re-released with Gurira appearing between Karen Gillan and Bradley Cooper. The official Marvel Twitter announced the new to fans and admitted she “should have been up there all this time”.

There isn’t long until Avengers: Endgame comes roaring into cinemas and we get to see Gurira spin her spear as Okoye. Presuming she survives the events of the supersized sequel, fans can also expect to see her pop up in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther 2. Consider Disney well and truly told!

 


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