Taylor Swift episode was 'Final Straw' for Glover brothers departure from FX Deadpool series

Taylor Swift episode was 'Final Straw' for Glover brothers departure from FX Deadpool series
Taylor Swift attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Donald Glover has already sent a series of tweets confirming his departure from Marvel's in-the-works animated Deadpool series, explaining the decision was not because he'd taken on too much work but rather because of "creative differences."

Now it has been revealed by brother Stephen Glover that an episode featuring Taylor Swift was the "last straw" in their departure from the show. 

Taylor Swift performs onstage at the Z100's Jingle Ball 2017 on December 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

“There really was a Taylor Swift episode,” Stephen wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “It was HILARIOUS. And it definitely was the last straw lol.”


He then continued in a second tweet: “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.”

Writer Stephen Glover (L) and actor Donald Glover attend the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 34-year-old artiste, who along with brother Stephen Glover exited the planned Deadpool animated series has been tweeting since last week about his departure.

"I wasn't too busy to work on Deadpool," he tweeted along with a number of pages from the now-abandoned script which was co-written with his brother Stephen Glover.

It has not been confirmed if the scripts were fake or authentic but there was a  savage burn included on Marvel itself, with Deadpool musing about why his own animated series was canceled: "What? The Marvel stuff I said in it? All I said was Marvel was trying to sell toys to 7-year-old boys and 50-year-old pedophiles."



Marvel hasn't said why, exactly, they parted ways on the animated series.

A statement simply said that “due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s Deadpool animated series. FX will no longer be involved with the project.”

Donald and Stephen Glover's writing has often pushed boundaries when it came to depicting real celebrities. In its first season, Atlanta featured a black Justin Bieber.


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