Michael B. Jordan is about to produce a live-action adaptation of Milestone Media and DC Comics’ Static Shock.
The actor confirmed the information after filmmaker Reginald Hudlin addressed the subject throughout DC FanDome. “I’m proud to be part of constructing a brand new universe centered round Black superheroes; our neighborhood deserves that,” Jordan mentioned in a statement. “Outlier Society is dedicated to bringing to life numerous comedian ebook content material throughout all platforms and we’re excited to companion with Reggie and Warner Bros. on this preliminary step.”
Back in August 2020, Hudlin revealed that they’re wanting to breathe new life into Milestone Media with a number of tasks. He defined, “When we spoke to Jim [Lee] about reviving the Milestone line, we mentioned ‘Look, everyone knows this has been successful comedian ebook and hit animated collection. It’s time to develop again into all these areas after which some.’ So we’re in severe conversations about, as we’re launching the comedian ebook collection, creating the ‘Static Shock’ film. That can be a theatrical function movie.”
Static Shock was first created within the ’90s and centered on a Black teenager named Virgil Hawkins, who wielded electromagnetic powers as Static Shock. A Kids’ WB animated collection was premiered within the early 2000s and even went on to win a number of Daytime Emmy Awards nominations.
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