Following an announcement from last year to produce a new Deadpool animated television series, the parties involved have decided to walk their separate ways and leave the project in an unfinished state.
According to a press release made by FX (via CBR) on the weekend, there were severe creative differences between the network and writers Donald Glover and Stephen Glover.
“Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s Deadpool animated series,” the official statement reads. “FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.”
The first season was supposed to feature ten episodes in total and slated to premiere on FXX later this year, a sister channel of the larger FX network that is owned by 21st Century Fox.
While the new Deadpool animated television series has been placed back on the shelf, there is the chance for the project to find a home elsewhere. However, the Glover brothers are not going to be involved in any capacity. There are no details on what manner of creative differences created the rift but the former writers have pretty much washed their hands off the project.
Elsewhere, the “merc with a mouth” is all set to break the fourth wall in theaters with Deadpool 2. The highly anticipated sequel, directed by David Leitch this time around, received a second trailer last week that introduced the X-Force to the audience. The “super dooper fucking group” will be all that stands against the time-traveling Cable and his hunt for a mysterious mutant kid. The movie will be released worldwide on May 18, 2018.