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Earlier this week FX announced it had abandoned plans to develop a Deadpool animated series with Donald Glover and Marvel, but Glover gave the project one last hurrah Wednesday by tweeting one of the canned scripts.
At the time, “creative differences” were cited as the reason for the deal dissolving, though publications including Variety also cited Glover’s superstar work schedule as being a potential factor in the decision. He’s starring in the new Star Wars movie, as well as touring as Childish Gambino, writing and starring in Atlanta, and voicing a character in the new Lion King movie—dude’s got a lot on his plate. But early Wednesday morning, Glover took to Twitter to clarify that he would have happily added the project to his roster.
“For the record: I wasn’t too busy to work on Deadpool,” he tweeted.
Glover then shared the entire 14-page treatment for the first season’s finale episode, wherein Deadpool has to protect Sudan—the recently deceased, last-living male white rhino. The script includes jokes about ’90s clothing brand Ecko, a nod to rumors that Sanaa Lathan bit Beyoncé, and digs at terrible bands like the Chainsmokers. In other words, it seems like it would’ve been just as funny and weird as Glover’s other projects:
While the series may never see the light of day at FX, maybe Glover’s leaked script will inspire another network to step up to the plate.
Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.