We were just about to see Donald Glover expand his relationship with FX by turning film franchise Deadpool into an animated series. Over the weekend it was revealed that both Glover and FX have decided to no longer move forward with the project due to creative differences. In a statement shared by FX, it does appear that the project could still be happening but not with their network or Glover involved.
FX is not going forward with its Marvel’s Deadpool animated adult action-comedy series, from Atlanta creator/executive producer/star Donald Glover and writer Stephen Glover. The project, an adaptation of the hit Marvel character, received a 10-episode straight-to-series order last May to premiere in 2018 on FX Networks’ comedy-focused FXX. “Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s Deadpool animated series,” the network said in a statement Saturday. “FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.”
Interesting enough, the film Deadpool 2 is ready for theaters and just so happens to feature Donald’s Atlanta FX co-star, Zazie Beetz. We’ll keep you posted as more develops.