FX CEO says Marvel pulled the plug on Donald Glover’s 'Deadpool' comic

7 August 2018
Plans for Donald Glover and his brother, Stephen Glover to write and executive produce a new “animated adult action-comedy series” based on Marvel‘s Deadpool comics have officially been scrapped. The deal, struck back in May of 2017, saw the brothers signed on for a 10-episode series with FX. Fast forward to March this year, and FX announced that the project had been canned due to “creative differences.”
Just when you thought that chapter was closed, FX CEO John Landgraf is adding another plot twist to the story. In a new interview with Variety, Landgraf says that it was Marvel’s call to pull the plug--not FX.
“They didn’t want to do the show that Donald and Stephen [Glover] wrote,” he 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.”
Rifumo Mdaka is a Johannesburg-based music writer who champions South African queer artists. When I’m bored, I watch iPhone keynotes and commercials. Read my website FDBQ Music and follow me on Twitter, @rifvmo
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