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The New Mutants co-creator Bob McLeod denounces new film after noticing name is misspelt in credits

They only had three years to correct it

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Saturday 29 August 2020 12:57

The New Mutants co-creator has said he is “done” with the superhero film after noticing his name is spelt incorrectly in the credits.

Bob McLeod alerted his Facebook followers to the error in a statement in which he also criticised the Josh Boone film for white-washing the character of Roberto.

Roberto is played by Henry Zaga in the film, which was shot back in 2017.

McLeod described it as “yet another example of Hollywood white-washing,” adding: “There’s just no excuse.”

Addressing the spelling error, in which his surname is spelt “Macleod”, the comic book artist tweeted: “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.”

It has since been revealed that fellow artist Bill Sienkiewicz is trying to get this corrected for him ahead of the film’s home entertainment release.

The New Mutants, which stars Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton and Anya Taylor-Joy, had been sitting on Fox’s shelf until Disney acquired the studio in a lucrative merger last year.

It will be released in the UK on 4 September.

McLeod co-created The New Mutants with Chris Claremont.

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