Donald Glover leaves animated Deadpool series

The Atlanta creator has left the Marvel project for good.

Donald Glover has quit the planned animated series based on Marvel's Deadpool.

The actor, writer and rap artist had been set to work on the show with his brother Stephen, but the pair has now completely pulled out of the project.

The series was due to be produced by FX, with the company claiming that the Glover brothers exit was down to creative differences.

Despite the official reason why they pulled out, rumours suggest that FX will now no longer be producing the series at all thanks to the planned Disney streaming service, which is set to feature original Marvel shows and could, in theory, host Deadpool if the deal 21st Century Fox eventually goes through.

Disney has been looking to merge with 21st Century Fox, which would give it the rights to all its current properties, including Marvel characters like X-Men, Deadpool, Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer.

Glover has received critical acclaim for basically all his endeavours, which include the creation of comedy series Atlanta and his turn in Community, alongside his rap career under pseudonym Childish Gambino.

Deadpool would have joined Legion as part of FX's superhero roster, with the loosely X-Men inspired series set to return for its second season later this year.

An animated Deadpool series focused at adults could potentially be a big hit, with the Deadpool movie making nearly $800 million worldwide.

Deadpool 2 is set to hit cinemas on May 18th, 2018. You can watch the first film on Netflix right now.

Source: Collider

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