Donald Glover is taking a page from the Merc with a Mouth after his planned Deadpool animated series was canceled.
The actor-rapper-writer-producer-director posted on Twitter a spoof script in which the Marvel anti-hero broke the fourth wall in order to speculate regarding the reasons behind the cancellation of the show.
After Marvel Television separated from Glover, his brother Stephen Glover, and FX on a planned Deadpool animated series because of creative differences, Glover responded to the speculation about his departure, posting a tweet that he later deleted- “For the record: I wasn’t too busy to work on Deadpool.”
Glover posted in the 12-page script that Deadpool wakes up in a Jeep in Kenya, and Bitcoin, Ben Carson, and Ecko jokes ensue as he takes up a mission including Sudan, the last male northern white rhino.
Deadpool tells Sudan in the script that, “You know, I’m not mad about this whole ‘cancelled’ thing and I actually think it is a good time to have a violent, gun-loving white man ranting on TV? Other than the PRESIDENT!” The Merc ponders if “they just want to sell toys” or if they “canceled the show…” due to racism?!”
He adds saying that “Yes, but all the writers were black and the references were pretty black too. I heard they went over the lunch budget ordering Jamaican food at least once a week.”
The character says that it just felt like everyone wanted something different, but no one wanted to do anything different to achieve it. The character further said, “Does, not Marvel have enough feel-good minority shows that everyone supports but does not watch? I mean, I think our show would have been funny. I just wanted a place, to be honest. And I guess that place is Freeform.”
Glover’s Deadpool even encompasses a reference to the Beyonce bitting scandal.