For years now, fans have been asking for a live action Static Shock series. I think some would have even been happy with an appearance in the Arrowverse. Now they’re getting something even better. We found out during DC FanDome in August that a Static Shock movie would be coming. Well, that project just added a big name.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael B. Jordan will produce the upcoming adaptation via WB’s Outlier Society. He will be joined by Reginald Hudlin, who just happens to be writing a Static Shock comic for DC. The Milestone characters are making a big comeback right now, so you have to wonder if Static is the start of a potential Milestone Cinematic Universe.
Jordan is an outspoken comic book fan. This statement he gave to THR tells you just how much he cares about this project, “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that.”
Remember, there was a short lived Static Shock animated series back when WB Kids was still a thing. If you’re not familiar with the character, young Virgil Hawkins gets exposed to a strange mutagen that gives him electromagnetic powers. He first appeared in Static #1 from Milestone Comics back in 1993. Could the movie be ready for the character’s 30th anniversary? That would be a fitting tribute.
Keep checking back for updates.
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