Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Donald Glover and His Brother Quit Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’ Series at FX

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Donald Glover attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Donald Glover attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

*Fans who were anticipating FX’s animated “Deadpool” series from Donald Glover later this year will have to wait a little longer.

As reported in May, Glover was to have created the show with his brother, Stephen Glover, the pair behind FX’s critically acclaimed series “Atlanta.” FXX had ordered 10 episodes of the project, which would have been animated by Floyd County, the animation house behind FXX’s “Archer” series.

But the animated “Deadpool” project is now dead in the water after Glover, FX and Marvel Television have decided to part ways. FX confirmed the split on Saturday citing “creative differences.”

“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 said. “FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on ‘Legion,’ which will continue.”

Although the show had been targeted for debut this year, the series was not in active production nor is it believed that any scripts had been delivered, notes Variety.

It’s unclear if Marvel intends to continue developing “Deadpool” as an animated property with new writers. The comicbook franchise spawned an R-rated live-action film hit for 20th Century Fox in 2016. “Deadpool 2” is set to bow on May 18.

“Deadpool” may have been a casualty of Donald Glover’s packed schedule. In addition to “Atlanta,” he co-stars in the upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story” film, which opens in May. He’s also providing the voice of Simba for Disney’s upcoming “Lion King” live-action feature, now in production. Last year, Glover co-starred in Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” feature film.

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