Marvel Studio’s released their highly awaited official trailer, Avengers: Endgame today along with the movie’s poster — but something big or a rather big name, was AWOL.
Actress Danai Gurira’s name was left totally out of the top billing and instead cited in small font at the bottom credits. You might not see at first glance, but fans did not take long to notice her name was missing.
Black Panther’s Danai Gurira, the actress who plays Dora Milaje general Okoye was absent from the credits at the topmost of the poster. Though Gurira’s name was on the bottom credit block — along with Gwyneth Paltrow and Benedict Wong — she was the only person featured on the poster who did not receive above-the-title billing. The inadvertence provoked clamour, intensified by the fact that Gurira was the only actress of colour to appear on the poster.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 14, 2019
The 41-year-old Zimbabwean-American actress has a vigorous role in the smash hit Black Panther, playing the character Okoye, a General of the Dora Milaje in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Ms. Gurira herself is a Tony-nominated actress and playwright. She has won the Screen Actors Guild Award and even received the People’s Choice Award as a preferred action movie star, for her role in Black Panther.
All 13 actors on #AvengersEndgame poster got their names on top—except Danai Gurira 🤔
— Complex (@Complex) March 14, 2019
The film will be released next month.