The Animated Deadpool Series Has Been Cancelled

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The animated Deadpool series featuring Donald Glover has hit a massive brick-wall, unfortunately.

Last we heard of the series, FX, one of Fox‘s primary TV broadcasting channels, had given the Deadpool series the green light last year.

Since then, FX and Glover himself have walked away from the project, leaving the series in a very unfortunate position.

FX released a statement citing creative differences between themselves and the creative team as the reason behind the series’ cancellation, as reported by Deadline.

“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 and Marvel have an ongoing relationsh through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.”

It was only back in February that Donald Glover revealed how he felt working on the animated Deadpool series was easier for him than his role as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story and his series Atlanta. Apparently, Glover explained how he felt there weren’t too many issues that needed to be held “sacred”, and that the series was never really something that he or the team needed “to live up” to, meaning the series did not have to have as much fidelity as say Solo does.

The news that the Deadpool animated series has been cancelled means that Glover and his brother Stephen‘s work in writing the 10-episode series is now left by the wayside as rumours suggest that, should the project be picked up elsewhere, neither of the brothers would be involved.

The series might find a new breath of life when Disney’s own streaming-network becomes available, as the media entertainment giants will need a vast catalogue of projects ready.

There was no cast or premiere date attached to the Deadpool series, which means if the project does find a new home, there won’t be any worries surrounding recasting or meeting deadlines.

Meanwhile, FX and Marvel TV‘s Legion is set to make it’s second season return later this year.

-James, 27/03/2018

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