New Mutants co-creator Bob McLeod took to Facebook to criticize the laundering and spelling of his name in the film The New Mutants are a group of mutant superheroes from the Marvel Comics universe who debuted in a comic book of the same name in 1982. It was written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Bob McLeod. The artist drew each of the characters in his own vision, and he’s apparently not too happy with how these characters are portrayed in the film.
“I was very excited when I heard that they were making a movie about the new mutants,” McLeod said in a Facebook post on Aug. 28. “I thought maybe making this horror movie was an interesting idea, but not at all how the characters should be presented to the general public. But, hey, my characters in a movie! I never thought this would actually happen. But then I was disappointed that they didn’t give Dani braids, even though I like Blu Hunt. McLeod went on to say that he was disappointed that Rahne, who is played by Maisie Williams in the movie, isn’t a redhead with spiky hair, and that Sam, played by Charlie Heaton, isn’t tall and disgusting. McLeod then drew attention to what he saw as “another example of whitewashing in Hollywood.”
“But above all, I was very disappointed that Roberto wasn’t short and dark-skinned,” McLeod said. “There is no excuse. So basically #JoshBoone erased everything I had contributed to the appearance of the characters. “To fuel the fire, McLeod’s name was misspelled in the film’s credits because he credited someone named “Bob Macleod” as the creator. This is obviously a typo on the film’s part, but arguably something that should have been caught by at least one person in the process of making the film.
“They couldn’t even be bothered to spellcheck my name for the past three years. And that cannot be resolved. It will be on the film forever. I think I’m done with this movie. “It all marks another hitch in the film’s tumultuous history to take off and enter theaters. The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters on April 13, 2018, but was pushed back to February 22, 2019. Then it was postponed again to August 2, 2019, and then again to April 3, 2020. Its final release date was announced. earlier this year and it looks like Disney has plans to release the film in theaters that day. These delays started off as production-related before COVID-19 caused it further.
It looks like the film will do well in theaters if its Thursday night previews are any indication. If you’re looking for some New Mutants action away from the movie screen, check out the 7 Best New Mutants Comics That Are Worth Getting Crazy, then one of the latest movie trailers released on the official panel. ComicCon @ Home with director Josh Boone.
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