Marvel’s Animated Deadpool series not moving forward at FX


Unfortunately, Deadpool fans are only going to have the Ryan Reynolds sequel to look forward to this spring.

FX has pulled the plug on the animated series they initially ordered to series last year. The network has maintained its desire to continue a partnership with Marvel but for now, that extends only to Legion. Fans can maintain a small glimmer of hope that the show will be shopped around to other networks.

FX announced over the weekend that the show was dead on their network with a short statement (via Variety).

"“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.”"

The project was a joint production between Marvel TV and FX as the former tries to get more X-Men series on television. Unfortunately, it seems like no one could agree on the correct blend of violence, humor, and fourth-wall breaks.

This doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering how long it took for the character to make his live-action debut. However, this doesn’t mark the end for the untitled Deadpool series.

If the FOX and Disney merger goes through, it’s likely they will try to find a new home for the show. The Deadpool film is one of the highest grossing superhero movies in recent years and it’s doubtful Marvel won’t want to capitalize on its success.

Hopefully, they will be able to keep Glover on board to help develop because of his reputation. Atlanta has become one of the most influential FX television shows and Glover is undoubtedly a huge asset to have for a series.

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In the meantime, fans will just have to go to theaters this May if they want to see the fast-talking hero. As Marvel begins making decisions about what to do with the X-Men, more news will come out about possible television shows.

While waiting, be sure to check out season two of Legion on April 3.