When it comes to Danai Gurira’s contribution to the Marvel Universe, thanks to Black Panther, y’all better put some respek’ on her name…or just make sure you add her name.
This is a lesson that Marvel had to learn when they left the Walking Dead star’s name off the top billing of their newest poster for the upcoming film Avengers: Endgame. They instead, added her name the bottom, where you need a magnifying glass to see it.
General Okoye deserves better than that.
Take a look:
However, after Black Twitter read them for the filth, hours later they fixed their mistake.
But really the damage had been done and folks had a lot to say about once again a movie studio overlooking Black talent.
Here are some of our favorite tweets:
Wow Black twitter shamed Marvel into adding Danai's name on the poster. Now I done seen it all on this app. pic.twitter.com/MRvXkgrfRK— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) March 14, 2019
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
BLACK PANTHER star Danai Gurira is the only actor pictured whose name isn’t billed at the top. Her image is larger than some actors who do get that billing. The only one from the franchise’s best and most profitable movie, and yet? @MarvelStudios, this isn’t difficult. Fix this. https://t.co/22miymysgj— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) 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— CD Copeland (@cxcope) March 14, 2019
Me looking for Danai Gurira's name on the poster pic.twitter.com/jRkgU6L94J— ESainte (@ESainte) 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 (@tori_allena) March 14, 2019
The Marvel fandom defending Danai>>>>> pic.twitter.com/5I1yOR483p— jade☕️ (@JadeBelles) March 14, 2019
danai’s name isn’t on the top ....... but she’s on the poster pic.twitter.com/6yP6nKeHxS— jayda 🪁 (@alrightstalker) March 14, 2019
Ummm @MarvelStudios, are yall really gonna act like Danai Gurira aka General aka Okoye aka Head of the Dora Milajes aka Wakanda's Finest does not warrant proper name placement on this poster? #AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/zGzWuOP84I— Kay Oyegun (Oh-yay-gun) (@KayOyegun) March 14, 2019
Trying to find Danai Guriras’ name on the poster like: pic.twitter.com/aNQMZS54Or— Dakota Driver (@dakota_driver7) March 14, 2019
everybody in my tml is quoting marvel asking for danai gurira in the poster, i follow the right people pic.twitter.com/O88ZWPQGCk— mary liv (@angeIabar) March 14, 2019
Why is every single character named on the top, even the motion captured and voice performances except Danai Guirira? Did they just run out of room? Okoye is a fantastic presence in the MCU in each instalment she’s been in. But no name drop?! That is some bullshit #Endgame pic.twitter.com/zONmyakEPi— Connor Lightbody (@Calbody) March 14, 2019
Danai is on this poster, but her name is not? pic.twitter.com/NdmnCSOMNI— ✨Ashley Jordan✨ (@AshActually) March 14, 2019