A lot of fans were disappointed when the news came out that FX and Marvel would not be going forward with the announced animated ‘Deadpool’ series which would be written by the amazingly talented Donald Glover and his brother Stephen. At the time, a lot of the blame was placed on Glover’s schedule as he was currently involved with Disney’s live-action ‘Lion King,’ his role as Lando in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ his other FX show ‘Atlanta,’ and his musical career as Childish Gambino.
However, recently at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, FX CEO John Landgraf revealed that it was not Glover that prevented the show from moving forward, but was actually Marvel. Of course, this flew in the face of the original statement released from FX on why the ‘Deadpool’ series was not going forward which was as follows:
“Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s Deadpool animated series. FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.”
Yet according to the new information from Landgraf, who seemed a little put out by the whole situation:
“They didn’t want to do the show that Donald and Stephen [Glover] wrote. We would have done the show that Donald and Stephen wrote, but it wasn’t our decision. When Marvel decided not to do that show, we parted company with them, as did Donald and Stephen.”
Which lines up with a since deleted Tweet from Glover which stated:
“For the record: I wasn’t too busy to work on Deadpool.”
And of course, that fits with Glover’s original reaction to the news which was to release a script from the new series which skewered current Marvel television and pop culture as Wade Wilson.
Despite all this, Landgraf believes that an animated Deadpool series itself will eventually be made:
“I think that Marvel will revive it because they have the rights. They own the IP and they have the rights to do an animated adult series based on any of the X-Men characters, and based on Deadpool specifically.”
This still leaves Glover’s fans and fans of Deadpool desperately wishing that the animated show he had created moved forward with Glover as a writer.
What are your thoughts on what happened? Is Marvel saving a ‘Deadpool’ animated series for their new streaming service? Is FX not the right fit for the hero? Feel free to share your opinions in the comments below!