March 28, 2018


Donald Glover Shades Marvel in 'Deadpool' Script After Leaving Animated Series

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Getty Images/20th Century Fox

News broke on March 24 that Donald Glover would be exiting the Marvel's upcoming Deadpool animated series along with television network FX. While there was speculation that the actor-singer-producer had too full of a schedule to take on another project, the 34-year-old shared on Twitter that he was not "too busy to work on Deadpool" and shared a fictional script about the series' cancellation that took a few shots at the iconic comic book kingdom.

In the 15-page document, Deadpool (a.k.a. Marvel's beloved, raunchy anti-hero that hit mainstream awareness thanks to Ryan Reynolds' hit 2016 film) is in Africa, protecting the world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, who actually died just days ago. Deadpool wonders aloud about the series being canceled, saying to Sudan, "What? The Marvel stuff I said in it? All I said was Marvel was trying to sell toys to seven-year-old boys and 50-year-old pedophiles." That, our friends, is called a read.

He continues, "You know, I’m not mad about this whole 'cancelled' thing. I mean, is it even a good time to have a violent, gun-loving white man ranting on TV? Other than the PRESIDENT?" 

"All the writers were black," he added. "And the references were pretty black too. I heard they went over the lunch budget ordering Jamaican food at least once a just feels like everyone wants something different, but no one wants to do anything different to get it. Doesn't Marvel have enough feel-good minority shows everyone supports but doesn't watch?" 

It's unclear what the fate of the show will be moving forward, but ould you have watched a Donald Glover–assisted Deadpool series? Read the full script below via Glover's Twitter

Next up, watch a classic Fuse interview with Glover where he spoke about being "hip-hop's dirty little secret":