Courtesy of Atlanta show runner and Community darling Donald Glover, the merc with the mouth looks to be making an animated debut in all his charming glory... complete with the colorful language.
“Deadpool, Donald and FX — the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth!,” remarked Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb. “We’re thrilled that our relationship with FX that started with Legion continues with what is sure to be a groundbreaking show in adult animation.”
FX's original programming president Nick Grad added “Donald Glover is an incredibly gifted and versatile artist who’ll bring the untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series to life with the same intense, singular vision as his breakout hit Atlanta. With the success of Legion, we’re looking forward to again partnering with Marvel Television to create a series that is bold, striking and entirely original.”
while both parties did mention the breakout Mavel series Legion with nary a mention of the Ryan Reynolds blockbuster, one can assume that the massive success of the film played a part in bringing a more foul mouthed Deadpool to the animated space.
FXX's press release also didn't mention the Ryan Reynolds film and neither did it mention who would voice DP. Personally, I'd love it if they nabbed Nolan North to voice good ol Wade. Nolan North voiced him in the video game, and while the game itself wasn't memorable... it did have a great voice cast.