AceShowbiz - Last March, Donald Glover and Steven Glover announced that their "Deadpool" TV animated series was canceled by FX. Fans only knew that the reason behind the cancellation was "creative differences," until FX CEO John Landgraf revealed in a new interview it was actually because Marvel didn't want the type of show that the "Atlanta" creator and his brother were making.
Landgraf told Variety that the decision to pull the plug on the project came from Marvel, not FX. "[Marvel] didn't want to do the show that Donald and Stephen [Glover] wrote," he shared. "We would have done 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. Now it's totally up to them [Marvel] whether they hire someone else to do a different show," he continued saying.
Following the cancellation, Donald took to Twitter to share a fake 15-page script for the show in which he poked fun at the cancellation itself. He also shut down the rumors saying that he was too busy with his other projects to work on the TV adaptation of the Marvel movie.
At one point in the script, Deadpool says, "I mean, I get it. Maybe they just wanna sell toys. And this style of comedy isn't it. It’s more 'ha-ha, but I’m mad.' I get that." Another one sees the Merc with a Mouth saying, "It just feels like everyone wants something different, but no one wants to do anything different with it. Doesn't Marvel have enough feel-good minority shows everyone supports but doesn't watch?" He continued, "I mean, I think our show woulda been funny. I just wanted a place to be honest. (tearing up) And I guess that place is Freeform."
While Marvel decided to not moving forward with Donald's "Deadpool" TV series, it doesn't necessarily mean that fans won't be getting any TV adaptation of the anti-hero. Landgrof hinted that the studio may revive the show under different creative authorship. "I think that Marvel will revive it, because they have the rights. They own the IP and they have the rights to do an animated adult series based on any of the X-Men characters, and based on Deadpool specifically," he revealed.