Rob Liefeld Says That a DEADPOOL Animated Series Is Still Going to Happen
As you know, FX hired Donald and Stephen Glover to develop a 10-episode Deadpool animated series. A lot of fans were looking forward to the series, but unfortunately, it was cancelled by Marvel due to creative differences.
Well, it turns out that the Deadpool animated series might still actually happen. While talking with Nerdist, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld explained that Marvel still wants it to happen:
"When that Donald Glover news broke, and maybe unlike the rest of you, sometimes I look at my phone when I'm driving, which I shouldn't, on the freeway and I may have swerved. Like, woah! When that went south, that was very, like, unfortunate. I think for all. But, I will not say who, but a Marvel executive did say: 'Don't worry, Robert, we're going to give you a Deadpool cartoon. It's still going to happen.'
He goes on to say:
"Let me tell you that I have no inside information. I just know that look, Marvel is doing a great job of taking over the world right?"
It’s good to hear that Marvel is still interested in developing a Deadpool animated series, but it’s still a shame that the Glover brothers won’t be a part of it. I really like Donald Glover’s style, and I would have loved to see how he would have handled the character and the comedy. Liefeld added:
"The world of possibilities for Marvel is just enormous. And with them getting the X-Men catalog and the Fantastic 4 catalog and all of the access that grants them, plus the means to do something like a dedicated Deadpool cartoon. I mean, there's been a Spider-Man cartoon on since I was 5-years-old, and there's always been a Spider-Man cartoon. I think there's an argument to be made that Deadpool is equally as popular to the culture as Spider-Man. So a cartoon would seem inevitable"
Deadpool is certainly more popular now than he's ever been, an animated series would do very well if it was done right. Hopefully, when it happens, they bring on a great team of talent to give us the best possible series.