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Donald Glover Says He Was Not ‘Too Busy’ for Deadpool, Hints Show May Have Been Too Black For Marvel

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Donald Glover attends a premiere for "The Martian" on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Donald Glover insists that he and his brother, Stephen, were not “too busy” to work on the animated Deadpool series that was canceled by FX.

The Atlanta star took to Twitter on Wednesday and posted a 15-page mock manuscript of the now-canceled show.

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In the script, Deadpool, often known for his quips and breaking the fourth wall, ponders openly if racism was at play for the series not moving forward.

“Do you think they canceled the show because of racism?!” Deadpool asks in the script. “Yeah, all the writers were black. The references were pretty black, too. I heard they went over lunch budget ordering Jamaican food at least once a week.”

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On Saturday, FX announced that the show, which got a 10-episode straight-to-series order in May, would not be moving forward, Deadline reports.

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

Sources told Deadline that Marvel did not approve of the direction in which the Glovers wanted to go with the show, with FX taking the side of the brothers, who have an overall production deal with FX Productions.

Glover seemed to have let his frustration out on the page through Deadpool, blasting Marvel in the process.

“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,” the character said.

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