Here’s a story CarterMatt never thought that we would write — the FX Networks Deadpool animated series may not have happened simply because of Taylor Swift. Or, to be more specific, an episode of the show that may have been about the singer in some shape or form.
Recently (but not today, this is no April Fools’ joke), Stephen Glover, who was co-creating this new series alongside his brother Donald Glover, made it clear on Twitter precisely what they had planned:
“There really was a Taylor Swift episode. It was HILARIOUS. And it definitely was the last straw lol … Our show wasn’t too black. It wasn’t really that black at all. But we definitely wanted to give ‘Rick and Morty’ a run for their money and I think we would have. Proud of the gang.”
We do think that the Deadpool series could have been incredibly entertaining had it got around to coming on the air; with their resume, Donald and Stephen Glover have earned both our respect and the feeling that they can do right about anything.
Yet, the problem remains with what we said when we first reported on the story — creative differences, ones that were likely amplified with the Disney – Fox acquisition that happened. While we don’t think that the Deadpool movies are going to go away in the near future this is obviously a character that FX’s parent companies are treating extremely delicately. There are a lot of different people who have a stake in him turning out okay and being exactly what they want for the brand — the irony here is that we think that this series would’ve been a hit, at least with a small audience of FXX viewers. (This was the specific FX network it was meant to air on.) Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to get executives past some of the controversy that would probably come along with it.
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