No, we didn’t see that coming either.
AND it’s being helmed by Donald Glover. You know, the guy playing young Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo movie? Or maybe you know him by his other name, Childish Gambino. Anyway. He’s spearheading the project with his brother, Stephen. It’s going to debut in 2018 thanks to FX, and will definitely be an adult cartoon. They’re not going to make it suitable for children in the slightest. Read what Jeph Loeb, Marvel TV Chief, had to say about the project;
“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.”
See? “Adult animation.” So don’t get worried about the direction of the show, they’re not going to step on any toes. There’s no word as to who will voice the Merc with the Mouth, but given that this is an official project – it’s not too much of a stretch to think that Ryan Reynolds might jump aboard. Nick Gad, FX President of Original Programming got his thoughts down about more Deadpool action;
“Donald Glover is an incredibly gifted and versatile artist who’ll bring the untitled Marvel’s Deadpoolseries 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.”
This might be one to look out for. Let us know what you think on Twitter @HeroesDirect.