Marvel are reportedly responsible for cancellation of Donald Glover’s ‘Deadpool’ series, FX boss claims

"It wasn’t our decision”

In a new interview FX CEO John Landgraf has spoken out about the confusion of Donald Glover’s ‘Deadpool’ series and its abrupt announcement and subsequent cancellation.

Glover, alongside his brother Stephen, was set to write, executive produce and serve as a showrunner on an “animated adult action-comedy series” based on the Deadpool comics. He signed a 10-episode deal with FX for the show in May 2017.

In March 2018, FX issued a statement announcing the series is not moving ahead at the network citing “creative differences”. Glover then said that the reason the show was cancelled wasn’t because he was “too busy”, as many speculated.

However, in an interview with Variety, Landgraf has given his perspective on the events. He began by saying that there was no future for the series on FX in association with Glover and Marvel. Landgraf explained: “I think that Marvel will revive it, because they have the rights. They own the IP and they have the rights to do an animated adult series based on any of the X-Men characters, and based on Deadpool specifically.”

He continued: “hey didn’t want to do the show that Donald and Stephen [Glover] wrote. We would have done show that Donald and Stephen wrote, but it wasn’t our decision”.

“Now it’s totally up to them [Marvel] whether they hire someone else to do a different show”.

The Ryan Reynolds starring ‘Deadpool 2’ hit cinemas this year and saw huge commerical success. Watch the trailer below.

Meanwhile, while performing as Childish Gambino, Glover praised the Donald Trump balloon which protestors in London inflated during the President’s visit.

“I was very proud to see that big balloon [of Trump]. That shit is unfair. But the scary part is you gotta fight for that shit. I know it’s scary as people with a bunch of technology and data to fight for shit, because you know what happens to people who fight for shit.

“You have to stick together because we’re stronger together. I want you guys to know that.”

Childish Gambino will play in London again in November.