Photo: Joe Lederer, Marvel & Subs., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

In an interview with Variety, FX CEO John Landgraf revealed that Marvel was the reason behind the death of Donald Glover’s animated Deadpool TV series. The show was scheduled to air on FX but the project was killed in March of this year due to creative differences.

Landgraf told Variety that FX wanted to move forward with the show, but that Marvel, who owns the rights to Deadpool, overruled them as the company simply did not want to do the show that Donald and Stephen Glover wrote.

“When Marvel decided not to do that show, we parted company with them as did Donald and Stephen,” said Landgraf. “Now it’s totally up to them [Marvel] whether they hire someone else to do a different show.”

There’s always a possibility that Marvel will revive the idea but it looks like it won’t be with the Glovers or FX.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.