Donald Glover Really Wrote a Taylor Swift ‘Deadpool’ Episode, and Marvel Hated It
The strange saga of Donald Glover and Marvel’s Deadpool got weirder as the writer-creator denied he was “too busy” for the project, and tweeted a full mock script. Now, Glover’s partner confirms references to a “Taylor Swift episode” were genuine, and a “last straw” for Marvel.
It was only this weekend that word broke of Marvel, FX and Glover parting ways on the series over “creative differences,” though conflicting reports emerged as to how many actual scripts were completed. On Monday, Glover posted a now-deleted string of tweets as a mock script for the finale, in which Deadpool even theorizes that Marvel “cancelled” the show for “alienating our white audience.” It was hard to know how seriously to take some of the script, including bits that referenced “a whole goat yoga episode” and “The Taylor Swift episode.”
This morning, however, Glover’s brother and writing partner Stephen shared his own now-deleted tweets confirming an episode of the series would have focused on Taylor Swift, and Marvel was apparently uncomfortable with the idea. The Wrap captured the tweets, but you can read their full text below:
There really was a Taylor Swift episode. It was HILARIOUS. And it definitely was the last straw lol
Our show wasn’t too black. It wasn’t really that black at all. But we definitely wanted to give Rick and Morty a run for their money and I think we would have. Proud of the gang
Donald and Stephen were to write the “animated adult action-comedy TV series” in between Atlanta seasons, while Archer animation house Floyd County was to handle the visuals. It’s still possible Marvel TV might shop the series elsewhere with another creator.
It isn’t clear why either brother took down their tweets, but how much weirder might this story get?
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