Taylor Swift episode was 'Final Straw' for Glover brothers departure from FX Deadpool series
In a since-deleted tweet Stephen Glover wrote that a hilarious Taylor Swift episode was their last straw to quit Deadpool series
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.
“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.”
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.