When the live-action Deadpool movie hit theaters several years ago, it threw the superhero genre into a frenzy. Everyone who thought it wouldn’t succeed ended up being blown away by its success. And it looks like the character might be gearing up to blow everyone away one more time. How’s that, you ask? He’s getting his own animated series on FXX next year!
The series was announced this morning, along with its two showrunners – Donald Glover and his brother Stephen. Donald Glover has already played alternate Spider-Man Miles Morales and will soon play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo spin-off.
It’s set to last 10 episodes, and while the project remains untitled, it’s going to be a collaboration between Marvel Studios and Fox. This means the animated Deadpool series will be their third work together after Legion and The Gifted. Although the series does mark their first animated project together.
“Donald Glover is an incredibly gifted and versatile artist who’ll bring the untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series to life with the same intense, singular vision as his breakout hit Atlanta,” said Nick Grad. “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.”
Jeph Loeb then added:
“How much more fun could this be? 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.”
There’s also no word on who will be voicing the iconic character, but they’ll have some big shoes to fill now that Ryan Reynolds has brought and cemented him into the mainstream.
The show’s summary is as follows:
“Deadpool, whose real name is Wade Wilson, is a disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary with the superhuman ability of an accelerated healing factor and physical prowess. The character is known as the “Merc with a Mouth” because of his talkative nature and tendency to break the fourth wall, which is used by writers for humorous effect and running gags.”
We’ll bring you more news on the series as it happens.
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