Earlier today it was announced by FX studios that it would not be going ahead with it’s planned Deadpool animated series.
In an official announcement by the network, they stated that due to creative differences the show would not be produced by FX or aired on the network, FXX:
“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 show was set to be an adult action-comedy series from writer/actor/producer Donald Glover and writer Stephen Glover and were both set to be the show runners for the upcoming season. Last May, the project was approved for a ten episode season to premier on the FX comedy network, FXX and was set to debut sometime this year. Sadly for Deadpool and Donald Glover fans, this is not likely to happen.
The Deadpool series was to be produced by Marvel TV in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios. It is currently unknown as to whether or not the people behind the animated series will pursue other networks for the show. However, given the fact that Fox still owns the rights to the popular Rob Liefeld character the show will still have to go through a Fox based network. But given this recent fallout, who can say if any Fox studio will give them the green light. Until then, people are just going to have to settle for the upcoming film, Deadpool 2.
Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna join the cast in undisclosed roles.
Deadpool 2 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 18, 2018.
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!