Suffice it to say, Donald Glover has a few things on his mind after the decision by himself, Stephen Glover, FX Networks, and Marvel to part ways on a Deadpool project that was long in development. The news of this cancellation came out over the weekend, and now the Atlanta writer-actor-director has posted what is effectively a 15-page treatment on his Twitter account.
In this treatment (which you can see here), you can read a humorous and surprisingly funny story about Deadpool becoming a conservationist, and then also him realizing that his own show is never going to see the light of day. Glove is notorious for deleting tweets so be sure to check out the whole story now if you want. It’s interesting to get his perspective on what happens as “Deadpool” goes through the number of different reasons why this show didn’t work out, eventually deciding that many of them, from the show’s humor to having a black creative team, don’t make a whole lot of sense.
If we had to guess at the moment, we would say that the show’s end is coming about largely because of the crossroads situation that we’re at when it comes to Marvel, Fox, and Disney with the acquisition that is happening. Cartoons are something that for many are directly associated with children, who are also the main group that Marvel / Disney market towards. It’s one thing to have a live-action movie that can be played in theaters with proper warnings, but maybe they decided that an animated, explicit version of the character as a bridge too far regardless of who was in charge of it. FX has said that they are no longer involved with the project and Glover made it clear he wasn’t too busy to develop it.
Our ultimate conclusion is this: We’d be shocked if an R-equivalent Deadpool animated series lands anywhere on television. This is probably going to be one of those glorious ideas that never sees the light of day.
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