In March, the network cited “creative differences” as the reason behind the project’s cancellation. Glover pushed back against rumors that he was “too busy” to work on the series, and dropped a hilarious script of what he dubbed the "finale" of the original 10-episode order. The 14-page document centered around the rescue of a rhino Deadpool refers to as a “big grey nutsack-skin covered unicorn."
Glover also included a meta exploration into the cancellation of the series in his script. “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?” Deadpool wonders out loud to the rhino.
There was little word on what Marvel or anyone else involved with the Deadpool franchise thought about Glover’s rendering of the Merc with a Mouth, but in a recent red carpet interview with Variety, Deadpool creator Robert Liefeld professed his love for the script. Watch the clip:
“I thought it was brilliant, and I can’t really say more than that because then I’ll get in all sorts of trouble from every side,” Liefeld told Variety at the world premiere of Ant-Man and The Wasp on Monday. “But I mourn the loss of that entire project. Donald was a genius, is a genius, and I’ll always wonder how that would have worked out. But Marvel says, ‘Rob, good things are coming,’ and good things always come, so I’m going to believe them and hang on for dear life.”
It's unclear what those other "good things" could be, but as long as Glover's Deadpool series remains underwater, we'll always be wondering what might have been.