FX CEO: Marvel Is Behind Shutting Down Donald Glover's 'Deadpool' Series


Back in March, Donald Glover, along with FX, split ways with Marvel regarding the 10-episode animated Deadpool series amid "creative differences." Days later, the Atlanta creator defused rumors that he walked away from the project because his busy schedule. Glover even showed f the season finale's script in a series since-deleted tweets. Variety caught up with FX CEO John Landgraf at the Television Critics Association event on Friday (Aug. 3) to discuss a multitude topics. 

Toward the end their chat, Landgraf denied the possibility Marvel and FX collaborating with Glover once again for Deadpool, placing blame on Marvel's end for the eventual nixing. "No. 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 the X-Men characters and based on Deadpool specifically. They didn’t want to do the show that Donald and Stephen Glover] wrote," he suggested.

The FX CEO added that he was willing to move forward with the original script penned by the Glover brothers. "We would have done show that Donald and Stephen wrote, but it wasn’t our decision. When Marvel decided not to do that show, we parted company with them as did Donald and Stephen. Now it’s totally up to them Marvel] whether they hire someone else to do a different show," says Landgraf.

Gambino is gearing up to head out on his This Is America Tour alongside Rae Sremmurd and Vince Staples next month, kicking f in Atlanta on Sept. 6. 

Read Variety's interview with John Landgraf in full.