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Donald Glover Tweets out Deadpool Script to Comment on Why Animated Series Fell Through

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When news broke that Donald Glover and his brother, Stephen Glover, would no longer be involved in the Deadpool animated series they had been set to write and run, we were left in the dark with the typical “creative differences” excuse. Now, we’ve got some commentary on the whole thing directly from Glover himself—well, almost directly. It comes through a Deadpool script he tweeted out just a few hours ago.

The script fittingly titled “Finale,” is the perfect fourth wall-breaking commentary for a Deadpool series and just makes us even sadder that Glover won’t get to create an actual series. He prefaced the whole thing by noting, “for the record: i wasnt too busy to work on deadpool,” followed by 16 pages of Deadpool that seem specifically written to indicate he, Stephen Glover, and probably the planned network, FX—which loves Glover and isn’t the type to shy away from this kind of thing—were interested in a kind of comedy that Marvel ultimately wasn’t.

You can read the whole thing for yourself on Glover’s Twitter timeline, starting with these:

The only thing we’re really left to wonder is whether Marvel wanted to go an overall more kid-friendly route with Deadpool—kind of unlikely given Ryan Reynolds’ success and the choice of FX—or it was more about the more pointed nature of the comedy, as opposed to what Fox has done with his big-screen counterpart. The whole thing reads kind of like the perfect version of Animaniacs for adults, which is some of the highest praise I can think of and exactly what I’d want from a Deadpool series specifically.

It’s the perfect finale to the series that never was.

(image: Marvel Comics)

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