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Sooooo… Marvel did pull the plug on Donald Glover’s Deadpool animated series

August 25th, 2018 by Marc Comments

You may recall a while back that FX and Donald Glover, he of Community and Solo fame, were bringing us a Deadpool animates series until the rug was pulled out from under is.

But who did the pulling?

Well, at the time, FX said: “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.”

However, as suspected, it seems that it was Marvel that called it a day on the project.

Why? Well, FX CEO John Landgraf had this to say when asked if Deadpool is likely to ever be picked up in the future: “No. 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.”

Now, are we the only ones who think this sounds like Marvel were anticipating getting Deadpool back and therefore stalled the show because they wanted to develop something themselves?

Landgraf goes on: “They [Marvel] didn’t want to do the show that Donald and Stephen [Glover] wrote. We would have done 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. Now it’s totally up to them whether they hire someone else to do a different show.”

We had seen and heard some of Glover’s work on the show (here) and it certainly seemed like it would have rivalled the Deadpool movies for funny and adult, so it makes us wonder what will happen when the Disney streaming service arrives… will we see Deadpool on there?

With Disney saying there’s no r-rated material coming to the service we’d have to say it may be a very difference Wade Wilson…


Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….