Tag: danai gurira

Black Panther finally made the women of the MCU equally capable heroes

The Marvel Moment At the end of this month, Avengers: Endgame will bring to a head Marvel’s decade-long experiment in shared-universe storytelling. To mark the occasion, The A.V. Club is revisiting all 21 movies in this mega-franchise through a single, significant scene in each: not the best or most memorable scene, necessarily, but the one […]

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Paul Rudd Figured Out A Rather Violent Way To Scratch An Itch In His ‘Ant-Man’ Costume

Marvel Studios Whenever costumed superheroes are involved, the performers who bring their superheroics to life on the big and small screens are almost always going to have complaints about their characters’ costumes. Zachary Levi and Ryan Reynolds recently competed in interviews promoting their respective films, Shazam! and Deadpool, while discussing the need to use the […]

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WTF Marvel? Black Twitter Shames Studio into Putting Danai Gurira’s Name Atop Avengers: Endgame Poster

Danai Gurira attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Photo: He Dipasupil ((Getty Images)) The disrespect of black women continues, even in the fantasy realm. On Friday, when Marvel Studios released their official trailer for […]

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Fans Got Marvel to Bump Danai Gurira’s Credit Up on the ‘Endgame’ Poster

Thursday blessed us with two new Marvel drops—the Avengers: Endgame trailer, and an official poster in form of giving Danai Gurira a top-line name credit. The initial poster, released this morning, was standard Marvel fare: a bunch of superheroes/famous actors looking off into different directions in space or something. But what caught many fans’ eyes […]

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Danai Gurira’s Name Was Left Out Of The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Poster, And Folks Aren’t Happy

Marvel Studios On Thursday, a full week after Captain Marvel debuted in theaters, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for its next massive film, Avengers: Endgame. They also released a new poster for the 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that features practically every member of the team who survived Thanos’s snap in […]

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Black, Beautiful, and British: Celebs Celebrate Across the Pond for the BAFTAs

Cynthia Erivo in Vera Wang at the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 10, 2019, in London, England.Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) Our eyes may have been glued to the Grammys on Sunday night in Los Angeles, but on Sunday night in London, England, a different awards ceremony was […]

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Wakanda—for Hosting: The Academy May Go the Host-less Route, but Reportedly Wants The Avengers Cast to Help

Cast of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ attend the Los Angeles Global Premiere for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War on April 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Rich Polk (Getty Images for Disney) It’s been a game of ping-pong ever since Kevin Hart announced he was hosting the Oscars, then dropped out once an old homophobic tweet surfaced, […]

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She Slayed: The Glow Up’s Best Dressed Women of 2018

Tracee Ellis Ross attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Jason Kempin (Getty Images) To say this last year has been a challenging one would be an understatement, but there were some significant bright spots—namely, on […]

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African, American: Danai Gurira Hits Home with Her Latest Play, Familiar 

The cast of “Familiar” at the Steppenwolf Theatre in ChicagoPhoto: Steppenwolf Theatre Company An elegantly appointed middle class living room in Minnesota, punctuated with poinsettias and a wreath to celebrate the holidays—plus the rare (and oft-disappearing) piece of African art. Frankly, it could’ve been my childhood home in the same Midwestern state, but instead, it […]

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The Cast of Black Panther Prove Wakanda Really Is Forever, Introduce the Black Panther Scholarship 

Photo: LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 05: Lupita Nyong’o (L) presents The Black Panther Scholarship to Kalis Coleman onstage during The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women In Entertainment at Milk Studios on December 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter) On Wednesday, the Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Women […]

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2019 Golden Globes: Danai Gurira and Terry Crews to Announce Nominees  

(l) Danai Gurira attends the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, (r) Terry Crews arrives at the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner Gala at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly HillsPhoto: Noam Galai (Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100), Sarah Morris (Getty Images) Awards season is […]

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She Wore Every Country in Africa: How Beyoncé Slayed Global Citizen

Beyonce performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Photo: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) How do you top a history-making appearance at Coachella, a couture-laden world tour, and a collaboration with Balmain? If you’re Beyoncé, you use a headlining […]

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Cardi B and the Women of Black Panther Lead EW’s ‘Entertainers of the Year’

(l & r) Cardi B; (center, clockwise from left) Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela BassettScreenshot: Entertainment Weekly A group of women warriors (each a star in her own right), and a self-propelled social media phenomenon who turned authenticity into a platinum-selling career, Cardi B and the women of Black Panther cover two of four […]

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At 93, Cicely Tyson Gets Her 1st Oscar—and Danai Gurira Gets Mistaken for Viola Davis?

Ava DuVernay presents an award to Cicely Tyson onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 10th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) It was an honor more than 45 years in the making, but […]

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