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Marvel Reportedly Pulled the Plug On Donald Glover’s Deadpool TV Series

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actor Donald Glover, winner of Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for 'Atlanta' and Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy for 'Atlanta', attends FOX and FX's 2017 Golden Globe Awards after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

This March, Donald and Steven Glover parted ways with FX on the animated Deadpool TV series with Marvel. Announced last year, the show was initially dissolved “due to creative differences,” with rumors circulating that Donald was allegedly too busy to take on the project. Later that month, the Community and Atlanta star leaked 15 pages of a working script for the show on Twitter, writing “For the record: I wasn’t too busy to work on Deadpool.” Now in a new interview with Variety, FX CEO John Landgraf says that the show’s end came from Marvel, not FX.

Asked if there was any chance that the series would still be made, Landgraf said that “No. I think that Marvel will revive it, because they have the rights…They didn’t want to do the show that Donald and Stephen [Glover] wrote. 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.”

Earlier this summer, Donald Glover’s other FX series Atlanta was nominated for 16 Emmy Awards, including nods for outstanding comedy series and outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Glover himself. He also unveiled two new Childish Gambino songs called “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer.”