Donald Glover Says He Wasn't Too Busy For DEADPOOL; Rips Marvel Television In Savage 15-Page Finale Script

Donald Glover Says He Wasn't Too Busy For DEADPOOL; Rips Marvel Television In Savage 15-Page Finale Script

Donald Glover Says He Wasn't Too Busy For DEADPOOL; Rips Marvel Television In Savage 15-Page Finale Script

Donald Glover went to Twitter this morning to set the record straight by sharing a 15-page script for his now-canceled Deadpool series, which offers some revealing insight into what really happened.

On Saturday night, in a shocking announcement, FX revealed that they would no longer be moving forward with Donald Glover's animated Deadpool series, citing "creative differences" between Glover and the team over at Marvel Television as the reason behind their decision. However, while creative differences can mean a wide variety of things, many on the internet were quick to assume that Glover's busy upcoming schedule may have been the actual reason for canceling. 

With rumors swirling over the past few days, early this morning, the Primetime Emmy-award winner went on his personal Twitter account with some much-needed clarification, finally putting the baseless rumors to bed, "for the record: i wasnt too busy to work on deadpool."

He then proceeded to release a fifteen-page script for the "Finale" of Deadpool: The Animated Series, but as soon as you start reading, it becomes fairly obvious that this isn't an actual script for the series, but a mock script that was likely penned yesterday as Glover references several very recent headlines and takes more than a few not-so-subtle digs at the suits at Marvel TV - possibly revealing what actually happened behind-the-scenes that led to the cancelation of his series.

To read every page of the script at once, simply click on the VIEW LIST (ONE PAGE) button below!

Donald Glover and his younger brother Stephen Glover were set to be the head writers and showrunners of Deadpool: The Animated Series, but it looks like the elder Glover penned this script by himself.


The Merc with a Mouth abruptly awakens in Africa for his latest mission and meets a woman named Esiankiki, who chats with him about a rhino before Deadpool makes the situation worse by making a racist Giannis Antetokounmpo joke.


As Esiankiki details the mission and updates him on the status of Sudan, the white male rhino he's arrived to save, Wade gets distracted by the breaking news that Sanaa Lathan bit Beyonce's face, which is a story that was circulating yesterday. However, when he realizes it was just Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Dark Phoenix), he cools his jets. 


Deadpool gets extra meta when he breaks the fourth wall to communicate to the audience, and Glover seemingly expresses his sadness that his audience will only get to read this script online and not actually get to watch the series.


Deadpool laments over the dropping Bitcoin prices and makes a funny dig at Johnny Depp before meeting Sudan, the last male northern white rhino on Earth. A couple semen jokes later and we find out Deadpool's plays Fortnite.


Glover goes a little deeper here as he hints at the cultural divide, presumably hinting at some of the creative differences his team of writers and the team at Marvel Television faced during the year-long development process. 


Deadpool and Sudan are left alone as Wade embarks on his quest to find Sudan a mate. Glover even pokes fun at himself here, essentially admitting that he's mad that his show got the ax, which is understandable.


Deadpool starts to get impatient before getting insightful as Glover expresses what he's feeling post-cancellation. "You know, I'm not mad about this whole "cancelled" thing. I actually think it's a good thing. I mean, is it even a good time to have a violent, gun loving white man ranting on TV? (hard sell) Other than the PRESIDENT!" He continues "If this was "Last Week Tonight", people woulda laughed. (thinks better of it) Woulda clapped." Glover even throws Marvel TV a bone, saying he understands where they're coming from, "I mean, I get it. Maybe they just wanna sell toys. And this style of comedy isn't it. It's more "ha-ha, but I'm mad". I get that."


"Do you think they cancelled the show... cause of racism?!" exclaims Deadpool as Glover offers more details about what happened behind-the-scenes. "Yeah, but all the writers were black. And the references were pretty black too. I heard they went over the lunch budget ordering Jamaican food at least once a week." He teases a few potential episode ideas, the "goat yoga episode" and the "Taylor Swift episode," and wonders aloud whether the Marvel jokes were the tipping point, "What? The Marvel stuff I said in it? All I said was Marvel was trying to sell toys to seven year old boys and fifty year old pedophiles. That's just funny. They're cool. They get it."


Glover gets deep as he seemingly addresses Marvel Television head-on while expanding on their shortcomings, "It just feels like everyone wants something different, but no one want to do anything different to get it. Doesn't Marvel have enough feel-good minority shows everyone supports but doesn't watch? I mean, I think our show woulda been funny. I just wanted a place to be honest.


In a sudden change of pace, Deadpool and Sudan come under attack and the Merc finds himself without an abdomen by the end of the page. Zachariah is then revealed as the traitor selling rhino ivory. 


Deadpool reveals to Zachariah that he really hasn't been paying attention since he arrived and hadn't picked up on any the many clues that were left for him as he was too busy on his own journey of self-discovery.


Deadpool slices and dices everyone in his eye-line before confronting Zachariah and standing up for Sudan, who he's come to love since meeting him a few pages ago. 


Deadpool bails on Sudan when Bitcoin drops, but then, has a change of heart when the prices soar yet again. He makes another reference to recent events and walks off into the sunset with his new rhino friend.


In case you haven't been following the news, the real Sudan did pass away earlier this month and it sounds like Deadpool wasted no time in making himself a Rhino skin coat and a pair of ivory-handled pistols. He even made some Rhino-horn-powder-tea for himself and Blind Al.
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