Michael B. Jordan to produce Static Shock movie for DC Comics.
Actor Michael B. Jordan will join Reginald Hudlin on the feature project ‘Static Shock’ that was first revealed during August’s DC FanDome event.
A decade later the hero was revived for the Static Shock animated series, centering on Virgil Hawkins, a teenager who transforms into a superhero who gains electromagnetic powers after being exposed to strange gas. The series was noteworthy for being the rare animated show to be headlined by a Black character. The hero made his way to the mainstream DC Comics universe in 2008. Virgil Hawkins, a.k.a. Static Shock, was created by Milestone Media and DC Comics in the 1990s and starred in a Kids’ WB animated series in the early 2000s. The series received multiple Daytime Emmy award nominations and is still highly regarded by fans for being one of the few superhero series starring a Black character.
“ I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that,” said Jordan. He also stated, “Outlier Society is committed to bringing to life diverse comic book content across all platforms and we are excited to partner with Reggie and Warner Bros on this initial step.”
There are no other current details given on “Static Shock’s” move to the big screen, but he will star in a digital comic book series in February of 2021.