When Deadpool was released on the big screen in 2016, movie-goers loved it. The “Merc with the Mouth,” played by Ryan Reynolds, hit the nail on the head with its sarcastic tone and attitude. With the sequel coming out later this year, the hype for anything Deadpool is at an all-time high.
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Earlier this week, Deadpool fans were disappointed when it was announced that FX would not be picking up a Deadpool cartoon that would have had Donald Glover at the helm.
Glover, who already has one show on FX called “Atlanta,” threw gasoline onto the already smoldering flames of fans’ disappointment when he released a 14-page script of exactly what the cartoon would have looked like. The tone the cartoon would have been a perfect fit for Deadpool fans.
The show would have been co-written by Donald’s brother Stephen, according to Comic Book. When asked why the show didn’t proceed to production, Stephen hinted that it was linked to an episode that was going to feature singer, Taylor Swift.
“There really was a Taylor Swift episode,” Stephen wrote in a tweet that he soon deleted. “It was HILARIOUS. And it definitely was the last straw lol.”
He added another snippet of info as to why the show was not picked up. “Our show wasn’t too black,” Stephen wrote. “It wasn’t really that black at all. But we definitely wanted to give Rick and Morty a run for their money and I think we would have. Proud of the gang.”
As if fans couldn’t be more bummed out, rejected test footage of the canceled project appeared online. In the short clip, Deadpool appears on a dock full of bad guys and handles business one by one.
Reynold’s voice appears in the footage, but it is unclear if he was linked to the project. The lines uttered are the same from the 2016 live adaption film. Here’s to hoping that Deadpool 2 is great to appease those angry fans. By all accounts, it should be.
Check out the footage below.