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Something’s in the water (good and bad?) between Marvel folks and rapper-moguls. A little over a week ago, FX released a statement confirming that Marvel, Donald Glover and his brother Stephen pulled the plug on an animated Deadpool show. This morning, Glover tweeted that he wasn’t too busy to complete the show—as previously assumed—and shared script pages with what appeared to be the entire series finale. You can check that out here.


Now Kanye West has been spotted canoodling with Marvel. The Fader reports that Yeezus has been kicking it with Marvel’s former CEO David Maisel (the very same man responsible for the Marvel-Disney merger) on multiple occasions. Photographs (and fan conspiracy theories) are making their way around Twitter, too:


That’s not all: Earlier today, Scooter Braun, music manager to the stars (yes, including Kanye West) announced via the New York Times that he has teamed up with Maisel to launch Mythos Studios, a new company that will strive to produce its “own hit comic-book movie franchises in live-action and animated formats.” Braun told the Times, “I’ve already had conversations with certain talent that are very excited about being a part of this.”

So what does it all mean? It seems increasingly likely that we’ll see some comic-book-esque collaboration between West, Maisel and Braun, and I’m ready for it—something’s gotta fill the void FX left when Glover’s Deadpool adaptation was killed—or, well, whatever happened there.

All we can do now is wait patiently and hope for the best ... and maybe pray that Glover and West will team up? Fingers crossed, y’all.

Senior Writer, Jezebel. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out July 21.

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