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Donald Glover releases mock 'Deadpool' script after conflict with Marvel

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Don't poke Donald Glover. He'll poke back.

On Saturday, FX released a statement saying an animated FXX "Deadpool" series was dead at FXX because of creative differences. Stephen and Donald Glover had been hired to create the series here in Atlanta.

Donald Glover, the FX "Atlanta" creator and star, decided to throw Marvel some serious shade by releasing a twisted "Deadpool" script on social media where he mocks Marvel's approach to minorities and minority-run shows. The ostensible plotline is Deadpool coming to protect the last male northern white rhino on Earth but is packed with "of the moment" jokes about Sacramento cops, Bitcoin, Facebook and armed teachers.

Below, he is talking to the rhino about the situation regarding the show in truly meta fashion:

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“You know, I’m not mad about this whole ‘cancelled’ thing,” Deadpool notes. “I mean, is it even a good time to have a violent, gun loving white man ranting on TV? Other than the PRESIDENT?”

Later, he added: “Do you think they canceled the show... cause of racism?! ... Yeah, but all the writers were black. And the references were pretty black too. ... Maybe we were alienating our white audience? No. We did a whole goat yoga episode. Damn. What was it? ... The Taylor Swift episode?”

He also said he was not at all too busy to do "Deadpool" since writers (including me) noted how busy the man is.

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