These days, it’s not enough to have your successful comic-book property or brand exist on one platform. Sony knows this well, and it’s why in addition to relaunching Peter Parker in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” they’ve got an animated movie coming next year and a Venom-based movie universe in the works. Marvel, of course, has their tentacles everywhere from the multiplex to Netflix to premium cable, and now another high-profile project is on the way.
Marvel is teaming up with Donald Glover to bring an animated “Deadpool” series to FXX, the sister channel to FX, the home of the actor’s smash hit comedy, “Atlanta.” Donald and Stephen Glover will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunners on the series, but there’s no word yet on who will voice the lead character. Interestingly, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and his team went to FX with the idea, with the network then turning to Glover, who jumped at the chance. A writer’s room has already been set up in London, where Glover is filming Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo spinoff, and it looks like this one is moving along quite quickly.
Glover bringing his unique comedic voice and hopefully a new setting to “Deadpool” is hugely promising, and for someone like me who doesn’t particularly care for the movie, this is another opportunity to get acquainted with the character.