That’s right! A Deadpool cartoon has been announced! FXX put in a series order for an untitled adult-action-comedy cartoon for the Merc with a mouth. The series will be from FX and Marvel Television. The news comes via Marvel.
Donald Glover, who is no stranger to the Marvel universe as well as FX, will be a show runner, executive producer, and creator along side his brother, Stephen Glover. Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory from Marvel will also serve as executive producers. The show will run for 10 episodes at least for the first season.
Nick Grad of FX had this to say:
“Donald Glover is an incredibly gifted and versatile artist who’ll bring the untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series to life with the same intense, singular vision as his breakout hit Atlanta.With the success of Legion, we’re looking forward to again partnering with Marvel Television to create a series that is bold, striking and entirely original.”
Jeph Loeb also added to the conversation:
“How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX – the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth! We’re thrilled that our relationship with FX that started with Legion continues with what is sure to be a groundbreaking show in adult animation.”
All of this sounds pretty exciting and also like the perfect medium for a character like Deadpool.
Donald Glover is known for projects such as Community, Atlanta, the upcoming young Han Solo film, and voicing Miles Morales on a Disney XD Spider-Man cartoon.
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