Donald Glover has taken to Twitter to share pages from the finale episode of what would have been the animated Deadpool TV series before FX decided to pull the plug on it.
So just in case you hadn’t heard, Donald Glover was developing a Deadpool animated TV show for FX, and it sounded like it was going to be pretty awesome. However, as these things do happen from time to time, FX decided to pull the plug on the project which started people speculating that it was because Donald Glover has a lot going on. Turns out that wasn’t quite the case.
In a series of tweets, Donald Glover leaked a bunch of script pages from Deadpool: The Animated Series’ finale and it’s fucking amazing. He accompanies these pages with the simple yet effective caption: “for the record: i wasnt too busy to work on deadpool.” This seems to indicate that Glover’s busy schedule and ‘creative differences’ weren’t the reason behind FX cancelling the show. It sounds to me that Glover really wanted to make the show. Check out his thread on Twitter via the tweet below.
for the record: i wasnt too busy to work on deadpool.
— donald (@donaldglover) March 28, 2018
If you read the script pages, it becomes immediately apparent that Glover understands the character and would have been the perfect person to both write the series and star as the titular anti-hero. Deadpool also fits the animated medium perfectly because you can animate things that you couldn’t really do in live-action.
The script is laugh out loud funny and in keeping with the spirit of the comic book character. There’s also a very much traditional Deadpool fourth wall breaking moment where he talks about “the people watching…” and then corrects himself to “the people reading this…” A lot of this script does feel like it was written in response to the show’s cancellation, which is a very Deadpool thing to do.
What did you think of Donal Glover’s leaked Deadpool: The Animated Series script and are you bummed (as I am) that we won’t be getting to see it? Let us know in the comments below.