It's still sinking in that we won't be getting that Deadpool animated series from Donald Glover (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and his brother, Stephen Glover, since FX parted ways with the project earlier this week due to "creative differences", but now it's like the knife continues to be turned as more details of the ditched project emerge.
Apparently, the show was attempting to follow in the footsteps of fan-favorite animated hit Rick and Morty. In an interview with The Wrap, writer Stefani Robinson said Rick and Morty was an influence on the Deadpool animated show that FX had planned to make.
“I know that Rick and Morty is something that we were all heavily influenced by,” said Robinson. “And maybe not necessarily in tone specifically or what type of jokes they were telling, but I think that we were sort of influenced by — the show takes really big swings, and it has such a broad crazy universe and the show is hard to nail down, you know? Every episode, you don’t know what you are going to get.”
Stephen Glover even said in a now-deleted tweet that the pair, "wanted to give ‘Rick and Morty’ a run for their money" with the Deadpool series. Considering the creative genius Donald Glover has shown himself to be, it's not out of the realm of possibility that he could make something in the vein of Rick and Morty work.
Earlier this week, Glover released a fake Deadpool script on Twitter saying "for the record: i wasnt too busy to work on deadpool" after rumors circulated the actor's busy schedule (with his series Atlanta and role in the upcoming live-action Lion King film) was the reason for the split. The script has since been deleted, but given the timely posting, it's pretty obvious he wrote it after the project fell apart. It only gives more insight into how delightful an entire 10-episode series would've been.
Will we ever see a Deadpool animated series that channels Rick and Morty? It seems less and less likely every day, but now that we know it was a possibility, we want it more than ever.