During the Television Critics Association summer press tour, FX's CEO John Landgraf spilled the tea on the real culprit who killed our Deadpool dreams: Marvel.
Variety reports Landgraf was asked whether or not there was "any chance Deadpool with Donald Glover and Marvel." He answered "no," but he does think it'll be revived without the Glovers.
"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 of the X-Men characters, and based on Deadpool specifically," he said.
"They didn’t want to do the show that Donald and Stephen [Glover] wrote. We would have done show that Donald and Stephen wrote, but it wasn’t our decision," he continued. "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."
News of the Donald Glover–helmed animated series dropped last year and subsequently got everyone hype for the possibilities. But last March, it was canned. Glover later released a series of script pages on Twitter that spoke about the project getting pulled while simultaneously giving fans a taste of what it would have been like. In the meantime, we have plenty of projects coming from the Glover including another season of Atlanta and his role in the Lion King remake.