Actor Donald Glover, who played Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story and Aaron Davis in Spider-Man: Homecoming, recently spoke about why he thinks current movies and TV shows are boring.
Not only did Glover star in Solo and Spider-Man: Homecoming, but he also created the Atlanta TV series and wrote a number of episodes. The show debuted in 2016 and is still on the air.
Glover will also star and executive producer on a reimagined Mr. and Mrs. Smith TV series for Amazon Prime. The series is based on the 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Glover took to Twitter, where he first observed a number of other Twitter users saying current movies and TV shows are boring.
He wrote: “I’ve seen people here having a discussion about their fatigue from seeing boring stuff (TV and movies).”
He then went on to explain why he thinks this is the case.
He explained, “We get boring stuff and not even experimental (?) Errors because people are afraid of being canceled.”
He explained in a follow-up tweet, âSo they just feel like they can only experiment with the aesthetic. (also because some of them know they are not very good). “
In 2018, Glover’s scheduled Deadpool animated TV series, which was slated to air on FX, was canned.
FX released a statement claiming the reason for the cancellation was “due to creative differences.”
The statement read, âDue to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways with Marvel’s Deadpool animated series. FX will no longer be involved in the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue. “
However, Glover will actually post a 15-page script for an episode titled “Finale” which sees Deadpool on a mission to save the last male Northern White Rhino on Earth.
The script was actually about the cancellation of the show. At one point, Deadpool says, âYou know, I’m not crazy about all this ‘canceled’ stuff. I actually think it’s a good thing, I mean, is it even a good time to have a violent gun-loving white man go wild on TV?
Deadpool continued, âI mean, I get it. Maybe they just want to sell toys. And that style of comedy isn’t it. It’s more ‘ha-ha, but I’m crazy.’ I understand that.
The Merc with a Mouth then asks, “Do you think they canceled the showâ¦ because of racism ?!”
Deadpool continued, âYeah, but all the writers were black. And the references were pretty dark too. Heard they go over budget for lunch to order Jamaican food at least once a week. You are right. Black Panther. (then) Maybe we alienate our white audience? (then)”
The Marvel character added, âNo. We did a whole goat yoga episode. Thin. what was that? Noooooooo. The Taylor Swift episode? No. No, they must have loved this scenario.
While Deadpool never really explains why the show was canned, Donald’s brother Stephen Glover, who was also a writer on the show before it was canceled, claimed the Taylor Swift episode was the reason. for which the show had been canned.
In tweets that have now been deleted, he wrote, âThere really was an episode of Taylor Swift. It was hilarious. And that was definitely the last straw lol.
In a follow-up tweet, he added, âOur show wasn’t too dark. It wasn’t really that dark at all. But we really wanted to give Rick and Morty a run for their money and I think we would have. Proud of the gang.
YouTuber Crasherverse created an animatic based on Glover’s Deadpool script.
What do you think of Glover’s diagnosis on modern television and movies? Do you think the fear that they’ll be canned by the studios is the reason they’re boring?