Donald Glover Shares Meta Deadpool Script, Denies Being “Too Busy” For TV Series


FX and Donald Glover are no longer moving forward with their buzzworthy Deadpool cartoon, and the latter has now commented on the show’s cancellation in typically meta fashion.

Via Twitter, the soon-to-be Star Wars actor and all-around creative powerhouse shared a brief screenplay which finds the Merc With a Mouth in Africa, where he’s tasked with protecting the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan. The real Sudan died only days ago. So perhaps he wasn’t “too busy” for Deadpool, after all?

Details of the now-defunct Deadpool series are few and far between – rumor has it Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2) had something to do with the “creative differences” that sunk Glover’s animated series, which he was developing alongside his brother and creative partner, Stephen Glover.

Meanwhile, in the below script, the Merc wonders aloud why his raunchy cartoon was scrapped:

Do you think they canceled the show because of racism?! Yeah, all the writers were black. The references were pretty black, too. I heard they went over lunch budget ordering Jamaican food at least once a week.

Our guess? This is Donald Glover’s idea of an official statement, and if so, it’s bloody brilliant. It’s also laced with subtext about those aforementioned creative differences that arose between Glover and FX, who were able to find common ground on the really rather excellent Atlanta, which is currently in the midst of its prescient second season. Sadly, that wasn’t the case for Deadpool.

You’ll be able to read the full script/statement from Glover by clicking on the following tweet:

Meanwhile, the Merc is already poised for another irreverent, big-screen adventure, as Deadpool 2 has been earmarked for May 18th. It’s now the only X-Men movie due to arrive before the year’s end, as 20th Century Fox has officially bumped X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants into 2019.

Source: Twitter