Static Shock Movie: Michael B. Jordan is embarking Warner Bros. and DC’s Static Shock as a producer. Jordan will join Reginald Hudlin on the feature project that was first to comment during August’s DC FanDome event. He will present via Outlier Society, his Warners-based banner.
What Michael has to say about the movie Static Shock:
The move jolts the plan up a few kilowatts. And giving the cult hero some firepower as it goes into rapid development.
“I’m gratified to be a part of creating a new universe centered around black superheroes. And our society deserves that,” said Jordan in a statement to Reporter. “Outlier Society performed to bringing to life diverse comic book content across all platforms. And we are eager to partner with Reggie and Warner Bros on this initial step.”
Outlier will be in the Static feature’s original center, and for Jordan, a comic book fan. However, this is an occasion to directly connect in franchise-building and not only for some world-building. Should the first movie spark a hit, a multi-platform franchise produced.
The design centers on Static, who first appeared in 1993’s Static no. 1 via Milestone Comics. And a now-defunct organization founded by Black writers and artists to help make comics. And also a more public space and which had distribution through DC.
A decade later, the hero was revived for the Static Shock animated series, centering on Virgil Hawkins. And a teenager who converts into a superhero who gets electromagnetic powers. He is previously expose to strange gas. The movie is unique for being the rare animated show. Becasue it is headline by a Black character. The star made his way to the mainstream DC Comics universe in 2008.
DC is relaunching Milestone with Hudlin, now a partner in the label, at the center of it. He composes an all-new Static Shock digital comic series beginning in Feb. 2021. And a new Static Shock graphic novel by Hudlin, with art by Kyle Baker. Afterall, An order reviving Icon and Rocket, by Hudlin and Milestone founder Denys Cowan, are also in the works.
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