Donald Glover opens up about the pressures of making the Deadpool animated series, noting that it’s far less stressful than his upcoming iconic role. In just a few more months, Donald Glover will fulfill a lifelong dream and head to a galaxy far, far away. Fans have been worried about this year’s Star Wars prequel, but the first Solo: A Star Wars Story teaser has been fairly positively received. What’s more, but the few glimpses of Glover as young Lando Calrissian have quickly become the Internet’s favorite part of the trailer.
Though fans have been kind so far, that could all change when the movie is released. Naturally, most of the focus and criticism will land on Glover’s co-star Alden Ehrenreich. Still, taking over such an iconic role has likely led to plenty of stress for Glover. Another potential issue for the actor and writer is his upcoming Deadpool series on FX. Glover and his brother will be bringing the animated series to FX, home to his show Atlanta, but we’ve heard little since about the show since it was announced. For Glover, though, it’s much less or a workload than his other big 2018 project.
Pop Culture spoke with Glover about Solo: A Star Wars Story and Atlanta, before finally touching on the Deadpool animated series. According to Glover, he’s excited about it but not too worried about alienating people.
“That one it just seems really easy. There’s not as much to hold sacred, in a weird way. I know people love Deadpool and I know people are big comic book geeks, but it’s not the same as like Lando where you have a whole city on your back. Deadpool is very aware of himself, so, I don’t have to live up to anything. So it’s been actually, quite easy.”
Given how many hats Glover wears on Atlanta and how stressful the set of Solo likely was with directorial shake-ups and extensive reshoots, the comedic animated series is likely a reprieve. And as Glover states, there’s far more wiggle room to reinterpret and reinvent Deadpool as the character is fairly malleable in the comics.
The Deadpool movies have certainly tweaked the character, making him more aggressive in his humor. Still, fans have embraced the Ryan Reynolds take on the character. The Deadpool 2 trailer that came out today has proven a huge hit, and 2018 seems poised to be a year packed full of content related to the Merc with the Mouth.
The Deadpool animated series is expected to air later this year on FX.
Source: Pop Culture
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