Avengers Endgame

Another Racial Discrimination in Hollywood ?

16 Mar 2019 Saturday
Another Racial Discrimination in Hollywood ?
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Controversy surrounding the Avengers Endgame poster

Even though Marvel fans were amazed by the new trailer of Avengers: Endgame, some followers noticed a mistake in the official poster of the movie coming out on 24th of April 2019. On top of the poster, all the actors present in the image are listed, except for one. The name of the actress Danai Gurira, interpreting Okoye, is missing in the picture. Fuss and discussion on the social arose: is this another denial of an African American actor in the Olympus of Hollywood cinema?

Avengers: Endgame poster has changed 

Worried about bad publicity, Disney promptly created a new version of the poster, which includes the name of Danai. Maybe, more than a racial discrimination, the exclusion of the actress name was related to her fame. Danai Gurira indeed is not as famous as the other actors in the poster whom names have higher echoes for promotional material. Bradley Cooper for example is only the official voice actor of Rocket but his name appeared in the poster since the beginning. You can see the previous and the new version of the poster below: 

Another Racial Discrimination in Hollywood ?