Donald Glover took to Twitter this morning to post a 15-page satirical script about the cancellation of his now-defunct “Deadpool” FX animated series, an amusing and biting script in which he takes a few shots at Marvel.
Over the weekend came word that Glover and his brother and “Atlanta” co-creator Stephen Glover would no longer be involved in the series, despite the show having been given a straight-to-series order for ten episodes. Reports suggested it was due to his busy work schedule, but Glover hit back at those claims in a tweet saying: “for the record: I wasn’t too busy to work on Deadpool.”
He then posted a series of tweets with script pages which showcase the raunchy Marvel anti-hero in Africa, protecting the world’s last male northern white rhino Sudan (the real Sudan died last week).
In the script, Deadpool wonders why his animated series was cancelled and says: “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 paedophiles.”
The character later says: “It just feels like everyone wants something different, but no one wants 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. And I guess that place is Freeform.”
See the script in the gallery below.