‘New Mutants’ Co-Creator Bob McLeod Puts Movie on Blast: ‘There’s Just No Excuse’
Artist Bob McLeod, who co-created The New Mutants with writer Chris Claremont, is speaking out.
The 69-year-old artist spoke out on social media upon the release of the 2020 film based on his Marvel series.
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“I was very excited when I heard they were making a New Mutants movie. I thought making it into a horror movie was perhaps an interesting idea, but not at all how the characters should be introduced to the public at large. But, hey, my characters in a movie! I never would have thought that would actually happen,” he wrote.
“But then, I was disappointed when they didn’t give Patti braids, although I like Blu Hunt. I was disappointed when Rahne wasn’t a redhead with spiky hair, although I adore Maisie Williams. I was disappointed that Sam isn’t tall and gawky, although I do like Charlie Heaton. But mainly I was very disappointed that Roberto isn’t short and dark-skinned. Yet another example of Hollywood white-washing. There’s just no excuse. So basically, #JoshBoone erased everything I contributed to the way the characters look. And now, the movie has come out at last, and apparently they’ve credited someone named Bob Macleod as co-creator. They couldn’t even be bothered to check the spelling of my name sometime in the last three years. And that can’t be fixed. That will be on the movie forever. I think I’m done with this movie.”
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