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Donald Glover posts unsparing 'script' for cancelled 'Deadpool' series


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Donald Glover is miffed with the cancellation of "Deadpool" animated series and the actor vented out his anger by posting a 15-page fake script for the show.
In the script posted on his official Twitter account, the "Atlanta" star took potshots at Marvel for backing out of the project and dwelled upon the reason for it.
As per the script, titled "Finale", Deadpool wakes up in a Jeep in Kenya as he takes a mission involving Sudan, the last male northern white rhino that died recently.
"You know, I'm not mad about this whole 'cancelled' thing. I actually think it's a good time to have a violent, gun loving white man ranting on TV? Other than the President," Deadpool tells Sudan in the script.
Earlier this week, it was announced that FX Productions, Glover and brother Stephen would no longer be partnering with Marvel on the series. A statement from FX had cited "creative differences" as the reason. Its statement said the Glovers had agreed to part ways with the network and with Marvel television.
The script also has jokes about the Bitcoin roller coaster and Facebook's privacy flaws. It also reveals actor Sanaa Lathan as the person who allegedly bit pop star Beyonce's face.
"Do you think they cancelled the show cause of racism?" Deadpool wonders.
"Yeah, 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."

In another scene, Deadpool says, "It just feels like everyone wants something different, but no one want to do anything different to get it. Doesn't Marvel have enough feel-good minority shows everyone supports but doesn't watch? I mean I think our show woulda been funny. I just wanted a place to be honest And I guess that place is Freeform."

The animated series originally received a 10-episode straight-to-series order in May and was set to launch this year on FX's comedy network FXX.

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First Published: Mar 29 2018 | 11:40 AM IST

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