Donald Glover’s 'Deadpool' Animated Series Is Not Happening


Donald Glover is currently bringing his comedic genius to television with the second season of Atlanta. Glover created quite the world with the FX comedy series, so superhero fans were understandably excited to see what he would bring to Marvel TV with an animated Deadpool series. Unfortunately, this marvelous team-up is not for this world.

Over the weekend, FX Networks announced that the animated action-comedy series would not be airing on the network, according to Variety. The project, centered on Marvel’s foul-mouthed mercenary, was given a straight-to-series order last year and expected to be released in 2018.

“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 in a statement.

There’s no news about whether or not Marvel will make another attempt to develop the series.



In addition to Glover’s involvement, having an animated series made for adults was an exciting aspect of the project. When compared to many of the animated shows Marvel has made as the popularity of the MCU has grown, FXX’s adult action-comedy would have been very different. Shows like *The Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate {Spider-Man](https://www.inverse.com/topic/spider-man), and Hulk and the Agents of SMASH* are all on Disney XD and meant for young audiences. This would, naturally, have been much more adult than most superhero cartoons, which tend to be all-ages and kiddie fare. FXX is a whole different animal and it would have been fascinating to see the end product.

Deadpool as a character has been having quite the resurgence in recent years. Ryan Reynolds played the character in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but it took a long time before Reynolds’s hope for a solo adventure became a reality. Deadpool premiered and made quite the splash in 2016 and the film went on to be both a critical and commercial success.

While it is a bummer that Glover isn’t bringing animated Deadpool adventures, fans of the character can thankfully look forward to Deadpool 2, which premieres May 18, 2018.

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