Donald Glover Denies Being 'Too Busy' For 'Deadpool' TV Series, Shares His Script After Parting With Marvel

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Donald Glover at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' Black Panther at Dolby Theatre on Jan. 29, 2018 in Hollywood, Calif.  

Donald Glover’s animated Deadpool TV series has been scrapped, with FX deeming “creative differences” between the network, Glover and Marvel. Though not much more has been said about the said differences, Glover wants to make one thing clear: His hectic schedule had nothing to do with it.

“For the record: i wasn’t too busy to work on deadpool,” Glover wrote on Twitter, following that up with a series of tweets including the full script for the show's season finale as proof.

Glover and his brother Stephen were set to write, executive produce, and serve as showrunners on the adult-action cartoon series. Based originally on the Deadpool comics, Glover signed a 10-episode deal with FX last May.


The second Deadpool movie is set for theaters on May 27, with the first full-length trailer debuting last Tuesday (March 22). The plot follows Ryan Reynolds’ superhero as he takes on Josh Brolin’s Cable with a gang of heroes known as the “X-Force.”

While Glover says he wasn't too busy for Deadpool to happen, he certainly isn't idle at the moment. Glover's hit FX show Atlanta just kicked off its second season on March 1, and the singer/actor also has two major film roles coming up, starring as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story and voicing Simba in the forthcoming live-action Lion King. Plus, on the music scene, Glover announced that his musical alias Childish Gambino will release one final album, despite previously saying that 2016’s Awaken, My Love! was going to be his last.

Check out Glover's tweets below.


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