It was Marvel who shut down Donald Glover’s ‘Deadpool’ series
Early this year it was confirmed that the animated series Donald and Stephen Glover had been working on for FX and Marvel had been axed and that all three parties had gone separate ways.
Cue a collective sigh, with Donald Glover, then taking to social media to show theoretical scripts and state “For the record: I wasn’t too busy to work on ‘Deadpool.’” It now appears we know fairly well who wanted the show on the chopping block and FX CEO John Landgraf has confirmed it was Marvel with the executioner’s mask on.
When asked whether it could be possible that a revival of the series could happen with Glover and Marvel, Landgraf replied, “No. I think that Marvel will revive it because they have the rights… 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.”
Maybe one day we will have the wonderful combo of Deadpool and Donald Glover but it doesn’t look like it will be for a while yet.