If you’re a lover of Deadpool, you probably know that Donald Glover’s animated adaptation of Deadpool was going to happen-and then it wasn’t. It was upsetting, but there may still be hope.
During the Television Critics Association press tour, FX CEO John Landgraf told reporters, “I think that Marvel will revive it because they have the rights. They own the IP and they have the rights to do an animated adult series based on any of the X-Men characters, and based on Deadpool specifically.”
There is more to it. Disney is in the process of acquiring 20th Century Fox-the owners of the film rights to X-Men characters.
According to Landgraf, Marvel was the one who made the decision to pass over Glover’s Deadpool cartoon, not FX.
“They didn’t want to do the show that Donald and Stephen [Glover] wrote,” Landgraf said. “We would have done the show that Donald and Stephen wrote, but it wasn’t our decision. When Marvel decided not to do that show, we parted company with them as did Donald and Stephen. Now it’s totally up to them [Marvel] whether they hire someone else to do a different show.”
Previously, Landgraf has not been shy about his support for the idea; he’s stated before that, “It’ll be really different from the movies. It’s animated and they’re live-action, but also it has a different tone and editorial voice as evidenced by Donald and Stephen Glover, who have their own voice and tone. We really wanted to make something that was distinctly different from the movies.”
Glover had tweeted a supposed script from the series which he later deleted. There was also a test footage of the cartoon that was leaked, but that too was removed.
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