The “Deadpool” script Donald Glover posted online Wednesday is nothing if not topical — it includes a joke about who bit Beyonce, and the Merc With the Mouth thinks Jennifer Lawrence is to blame.
During a scene in which Deadpool travels across Kenya to protect a rhino, he glances over the news on his phone and announces: “Sanaa Lathan bit Beyonce’s face!”
He reads on, and sees an update. “Wait,” he adds. “Oh thank God. It was Jennifer Lawrence. I already hate her. It’s fine.”
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If you’ve spent the last week in a cave — or hanging out somewhere with a rhino — Glover’s Deadpool is referencing the #WhoBitBeyonce debate that began when Tiffany Haddish told GQ she saw an actress bite Beyonce at a party in December. Latham denied it.
But Deadpool may want to keep scrolling, because Lawrence has also denied being the biter. A rep for the actress issued a denial to Maxim.
Glover posted excerpts from what he said was a “Deadpool” finale script after FX, which also airs Glover’s “Atlanta.” The network announced Saturday that Glover, his brother Stephen Glover and FX would no longer be involved in Marvel Television’s planned animated series broke last Saturday.
“Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s ‘Deadpool‘ animated series,” FX said. “FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on ‘Legion,’ which will continue.”
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FX announced in May 2017 that it had ordered a 10-episode first season for a “Deadpool” animated series with the Glover brothers on board to write, executive produce and act as showrunners. The series was intended to launch later this year on FXX.
The 15-page script Glover posted Wednesday morning made pointed references to why he and Stephen Glover are no longer involved in the project.
“You know, I’m not mad about this whole ‘canceled’ thing,” Deadpool says at one point in the script. “I mean, is it even a good time to have a violent, gun-loving white man ranting on TV? Other than the PRESIDENT?”
The script also offers a meta-commentary on whether racism was a factor.
“Do you think they canceled the show… ’cause of racism?! Yeah, but all the writers were black. And the references were pretty black too … Maybe we were alienating our white audience?” Deadpool asks. “No. We did a whole goat yoga episode. Damn.”
Read the script in full in Donald Glover’s tweets below.