AceShowbiz - Donald Glover is here to share his feelings about the cancellation of "Deadpool" animated TV series, which was set to be executive produced by him and his brother Stephen Glover. In response to FX canceling his project, the "Atlanta" creator/executive producer/star takes to his Twitter to share a spoof script of the planned animated series, which was initially ordered for a 10-part series on the network.
"For the record: I wasn't too busy to work on Deadpool," Donald writes in a now-deleted post. The 12-page script sees the Merc with a Mouth waking up in a Jeep in Kenya. He is joined by Ben Carson, Bitcoin and Ecko, who are in a mission involving Sudan, the last male northern white rhino.
"You know, I'm not mad about this whole 'cancelled' thing," Deadpool tells Sudan. "I actually think it's a good time to have a violent, gun loving white man ranting on TV? Other than the PRESIDENT!" The titular character later wonders whether "they just wanna sell toys" or they "cancelled the show… 'cause of racism?!"
"Yeah, but all the writers were black," he quickly debunks his own theory. "And the references were pretty black too. I heard they went over the lunch budget ordering Jamaican food at least once a week."
"It just feels like everyone wants something different, but no one want [sic] to do anything different to get it," The Merc adds. "Doesn't Marvel have enough feel-good minority shows everyone supports but doesn't watch? I mean, I think our show woulda been funny. I just wanted a place to be honest." Donald later hints which network he thinks will be the best for the project's new home as Deadpool says in the script, "And I guess that place is Freeform."
FX explained in a statement, which was released on Saturday, March 24, that the decision was made "due to creative differences." The statement read, "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."
Fans of the Marvel Comics' beloved character didn't take the cancellation news well. A Twitter user even blamed FX and tweeted, "FX, if you have 'creative differences' with DONALD GLOVER, then maybe, JUST MAYBE, you might be the problem. It's DONALD GLOVER."