Donald Glover's Script for His Canceled Deadpool Cartoon Has a Fortnite Reference

Donald Glover's Script for His Canceled Deadpool Cartoon Has a Fortnite Reference

Yeah, Deadpool's into battle royale.

It wouldn't be a Deadpool series without fourth-wall breaking references to pop-culture. And judging by the "script" for a now-canceled Deadpool animated series written by Atlanta's Donald Glover, references to things like Epic's hit game Fortnite Battle Royale were fair game for the Merc with a Mouth.

Last year, it was announced that Donald Glover was going to create and write an animated Deadpool cartoon for FXX. Unfortunately that project fell apart this week, with various publications reporting "creative differences" and even the absence of an actual script. Well Glover might have taken issue with the script part of the reports as he decided to write and post a joke script for a hypothetical Deadpool cartoon finale, complete with a pop-culture shoutout to Fortnite.

In the "episode" Deadpool is hired to protect an endangered rhino (paid in bitcoin I might add). When Deadpool is asked by one of the other characters what he'd rather be doing instead of protecting an endangered rhino named Sudan, Deadpool responds "I'd be jackin' llama's from eleven year olds."

The other characters clearly confused, Deadpool elaborates, "Fortnite? Hello?" It's only one of the many references that litters Glover's script, and while it's unclear if the actual show would have referenced Fortnite, it's a pretty fun shoutout that's also a very Deadpool move. I'm sure Epic would have been cool with it given the company's proclivities for big-named crossovers like with Drake for example.

You can, and should, read the full script posted by Glover on his Twitter account. Even if this was never a real episode it showed Glover's mastery over Deadpool, which is great considering we've written how hard it is to get Deadpool right. Though if you've watched Atlanta you'll know of Glover's comedic mastery over pop-culture already.

Perhaps we can one day get the Glover-helmed Deadpool cartoon, or at least a superhero project from the prolific creator because I would definitely be up for that. Maybe he can write a new Deadpool video game?

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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