“for the record: i wasnt too busy to work on deadpool,” Glover wrote before posting photos of the script. In the story, the Merc with a Mouth travels to Africa to protect the world’s last male northern white rhino. The real rhino, Sudan, died last week.
In the script, Deadpool talks with the rhino and wonders aloud why Marvel decided not to move forward with the show, asking if it could have been “cause of racism?!”
“All the writers were black,” he continues. “And the references were pretty black too. I heard they went over the lunch budget ordering Jamaican food at least once a week.”
“It just feels like everyone wants something different, but no one wants to do anything different to get it. Doesn’t Marvel have enough feel-good minority shows everyone supports but doesn’t watch? I mean, I think our show woulda been funny. I just wanted a place to be honest. And I guess that place is Freeform.”
The script takes repeated shots at Marvel, including a line that says the company “was trying to sell toys to 7-year-old boys and 50-year-old pedophiles.”
It also makes references to many current events, such as the controversy surrounding Facebook, Bitcoin, the claims that someone bit Beyonce’s face at a party, and the Sacramento police killing Stephon Clark.
Representatives for Marvel and FX declined to comment.
When the announcement was made over the weekend that the series was not moving forward at the cable network, FX cited “creative differences” as the cause. Glover was to have created the show with his brother, Stephen Glover. Those two are already collaborators on the Emmy-winning FX series “Atlanta.”
Read the full script below.