Marvel announced a new Deadpool animated series on FXX last May with Donald and Stephen Glover attached as showrunners. The brothers, who have worked with FX on Atlanta, brought along some of the writing staff from that award-winning series. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Stefani Robinson, staff writer on Atlanta and Deadpool, discussed the team’s approach to the new show.
Robinson stated that the writers are not looking to the film series for ideas:
I believe that we sort of attacked it at an angle that was very true to us and made sense to us, and I don’t think we took many cues from the movie or what the general public knows about Deadpool.
The writer explained that they’d be looking to the comics for inspiration instead. Later, Robinson praised the character’s seemingly limitless possibilities:
I mean, for all intents and purposes, I think that he is like God in a way. It’s sort of fun to play with a character who can do anything, basically, and really get into the mentality of someone who is bored with life, who doesn’t feel any stakes, doesn’t feel any danger, and is like, “OK – This is just kind of my life, and what do I do with being someone who exists on a superior platform than everybody else?” What would you do if you lived forever, couldn’t die?”
The animated Deadpool series is a co-production by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions as well as ABC Signature Studios for FXX. The series is executive produced by Donald and Stephen Glover, along with Jim Chory, and Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb.
The Deadpool animated series is set to premiere on FXX with a ten episode first season this May.
5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’
Now that it’s official Josh Brolin will be suiting up as Cable in Deadpool 2, it’s time for everyone to get a crash course on the character so they can say “that’s not how it happened in the comic” when they see the movie with their friends.
Nathan Summers, the future son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, first debuted in 1986, but he didn’t make his full debut as Cable until 1990. Rob Liefeld designed him to be a leader more prone to take action than Xavier and that character trait has persisted throughout his long history. Cable has fought alongside the X-Men in the past as well as fought for mutants survival against the government in a dark future.
Cable is the straight-man to Deadpool’s goofball and I can’t wait to see the two of them come together next year in Deadpool 2. Hopefully Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have the chemistry to bring this legendary bro-mance to the bigscreen, otherwise Fox will be hearing from a lot of angry fans.
Hit Next to find out more about Cable before his debut in Deadpool 2!