Announced last year and given a straight to series ten episode order, the animated Deadpool series was one of the most eagerly awaited new shows of 2018. Marvel Television, FX, Donald and Stephen Glover (Atlanta) were all behind the project, but Deadpool The Animated Series is no longer moving forward owing to 'creative differences'. FX issued a statement via Variety and confirmed that this development wouldn't affect their working relationship with Marvel on Noah Hawley's Legion.
“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 and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on ‘Legion,’ which will continue.”
No firm details have been revealed on what those 'creative differences' might have been, but considering it took more than a decade of development to get Deadpool right on the big screen, it's not a complete surprise that the animated series is having a tough time. That said, Donald Glover and his brother Stephen have done exceptional work on Atlanta (which also airs on FX), and they seemed like the ideal creative force to bring Deadpool to the animated realm.
While we might have to wait a good long time before the Merc with a Mouth arrives in animated form, there are less than two months to wait before Ryan Reynolds returns in the highly-anticipated movie sequel. Joining Reynolds are Josh Brolin as Cable, Zazie Beetz as Domino with Morena Baccarin, T.J Miller, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni and Brianna Hildebrand all reprising their roles from the first movie.
Deadpool 2 is released in cinemas on May 18.