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Marvel adds Danai Gurira's name on the Avengers Endgame poster after outcry

#52
pretty safe to say that leaving Gurira's name off the poster wasn't a mistake and wasn't out of spite, either; she likely just doesn't have a very large role in the film, unfortunately (Okoye isn't in any of the promotional art produced for merchandising, nor does she have new action figures or whatnot afaik), but Marvel wanted to draw in the BP audience by putting a character from it on the poster anyway.

but the optics were bad and they were right to revise the poster; just don't get your hopes up expecting Okoye to have a larger role than she had in IW, if that
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#53
I'm not a huge fan of Okoye (I feel that both Nakia and Shuri were more fun and had more interesting skills), but considering that they specifically left her around, there should be something in store for her. And obviously her name should be on the poster.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Edinburgh, UK
#64
She was the best part of Black Panther (she was more memorable than the main character), so I hope she gets more screen time for this sequel. It’s so deserved to be in that poster and properly named. Sad that it probably was already printed and distributed without it I assume?
 
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Nikus
Oct 25, 2017
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#68
She was the best part of Black Panther (she was more memorable than the main character), so I hope she gets more screen time for this sequel. It’s so deserved to be in that poster and properly named. Sad that it probably was already printed and distributed without it I assume?
You mispelled Shuri, but that's okay cuz they were both more memorable than T'Challa.
 

Slayven

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Oct 25, 2017
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#71
are you throwing shade at Jeremy 'Hansel' Renner?
I mean do I have to when you have to go back almost a whole decade for his last hit? Imagine if Bizarre from D12 got top billing over Missy Elliot
Are you telling me the star of The Bourne Legacy doesn't have clout in Hollywood?
The long running franchise that was going to be launched bu Bourne Legacy?
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#73
Yeah, Karen Gillan has the clout but not mother fuckin Michonne?

It “kinda” makes sense compared to the other actors in the movie and their status, but Karen Gillan gets on there?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#77
Actually folks need to look themselves trying to make this about contracts and popularity when Jeremy Renner, and Karen Gillian got credit before she did. Cause at best it makes you look like clown shoes, at worse, suspect
I don't know. Her name was on the Infinity War poster where people like Gillian and Pom Klementieff's weren't even though they're shown.

I'd guess it is a contract thing and they didn't notice she was the only character shown without a name credit and realized the optics or it is indeed just a mistake and her name was supposed to be there the whole time.

Hard for me to imagine anything nefarious after her name being on IW.

 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Actually folks need to look themselves trying to make this about contracts and popularity when Jeremy Renner, and Karen Gillian got credit before she did. Cause at best it makes you look like clown shoes, at worse, suspect
They've both been in trailers though. We haven't seen Okoye at all, have we? Besides the flashback in the latest one.

I figured she just wasn't in the movie that much, and they slapped her on the poster because T'Challa and Shuri were dusted and they wanted to market to BP fans.

Them putting her name on there is making me questioning that though. Hopefully there isn't a backlash afterwards if it turns out she's actually not in the movie that much.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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#82
My guess is her and her agent didn't have the pull to get her name up on the poster and Marvel didn't consider how it would look that the only person left out was the black woman.

... Now, why the black woman was the only one lacking the clout to make the billing is a whole other discussion.

Well they addressed it but that's correct. In fact no poster goes out without the agents seeing how their client is billed and in what order which is why you often see two person posters with the names in the wrong place. It's lawyerball and not malicious but it's a stupid thing very frequently that actually messes up posters and messaging and design and Hollywood is so weird it doesn't care.

It's not nefarious and in fact I wouldn't be surprised if some douchey agent has probably already complained about the addition and filed a complaint with SAG.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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#83
I don't know. Her name was on the Infinity War poster where people like Gillian and Pom Klementieff's weren't even though they're shown.

I'd guess it is a contract thing and they didn't notice she was the only character shown without a name credit and realized the optics or it is indeed just a mistake and her name was supposed to be there the whole time.

Hard for me to image anything nefarious after her name being on IW.

I am not saying Disney did anything bad, I am mostly talking to people that are all like "Well actually" talking about contracts and shit. It is needless derailing and dismissive of her
 
Nov 16, 2017
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#84
If she's gonna be featured on the poster, her name should be featured as well. Some of you who are arguing contracts are disregarding the fact that she is featured on the poster and was the only person whose name wasn't - it's bad optics even if there wasn't any malice behind it.

Marvel did the right thing here. Whether this was due to contracts or agents messing up, it's been resolved now. No need to play devil's advocate as to why it should be unresolved.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Tokyo
#85
To me she is literally one of the best characters to ever be introduced into the MCU. I hope we get more of her. Glad she is getting her recognition.
Now give me a movie with her as a star, I'll be there day one and then back again.
 
Nov 6, 2017
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#88
I don’t know...

The “she should have been up there all this time” bit, reads like they simply forgot.

But like, you don’t just forget something like that. She was the only one on the poster without her name there. I’m assuming multiple people worked on/approved this before it came out and no one caught it? Seems unlikely that it was just forgetfulness.
Coming from a background of working closely with Movie Studios and approval of artwork for media purposes, I'd say you would be spot on that no one caught it.

The amount of times there's been a misunderstanding of approval and going live with something that wasn't actually approved is frightening. I've had to suffer the anxiety of wondering if it will slip through the cracks or if it will be picked up plenty of times :s
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Denver, Colorado
#93
I don’t know...

The “she should have been up there all this time” bit, reads like they simply forgot.

But like, you don’t just forget something like that. She was the only one on the poster without her name there. I’m assuming multiple people worked on/approved this before it came out and no one caught it? Seems unlikely that it was just forgetfulness.
The world is shitty enough, let's maybe not automatically assume the worst in people, especially when there are more logical explanations.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#94
Cool though she's probably only at the beginning to say get the fuck out of Wakanda and at the end for a post snap re-union. Nice gesture but calling it a mistake or oversight that needed to be corrected is a bit of a stretch. Poster billing is way too contentious for this to not be intentional. I wonder how many contracts they had to break to update that poster? Probably a drop in the bucket for good PR though.

https://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/movie-posters/47412/the-dark-arts-of-poster-billing
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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#95
How the hell am I just now finding out Bradley Cooper voices Rocket?
I could be wrong but I think he also does the mocap. Needs confirmation though.
To me she is literally one of the best characters to ever be introduced into the MCU.

I want to keep my happy mood after watching Cap Marvel so i’m not reading the twitter replies.
For once they're surprisingly positive and fun. I don't know what's happening this week but I guess the alt-right is too fucking tired with all the Ls they have to carry at once. Let's enjoy it while it lasts.