Michael B. Jordan has signed on to produce upcoming DC Comics film “Static Shock“.
The 33-year-old actor, who’s a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe together with his position as Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther“, doesn’t seem to be starring within the film, in accordance to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Static Shock” tells the story of Virgil Hawkins – a teen who transforms right into a superhero who positive factors electromagnetic powers after being uncovered to an odd fuel.
Jordan will produce the mission by way of Outlier Society, his manufacturing firm at Warner Bros, alongside Reginald Hudlin.
“I’m proud to be part of constructing a brand new universe centred round black superheroes; our group deserves that,” he mentioned in a press release. “Outlier Society is dedicated to bringing to life numerous comedian e-book content material throughout all platforms and we’re excited to associate with Reggie and Warner Bros on this preliminary step.”
Details of the upcoming large display adaptation are nonetheless scarce, however Reginald Hudlin initially envisioned the mission as a TV sequence again in 2014, with Jaden Smith being eyed to play the lead position.
Currently DC and Warner Brothers are gearing up for the discharge of “Wonder Woman 1984” which has been delayed a number of occasions due to the continued Covid-19 pandemic. Following the large success of “Joker” fronted by Joaquin Phoenix, the studio enlisted one other methodology actor Robert Pattinson for “The Batman” remake.
They are additionally doing a gentle reboot and standalone sequel to “Suicide Squad” with James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy“) on the helm. Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, and Jai Courtney remained whereas Will Smith and Jared Leto have been ditched for a bunch of recent members that included Idris Elba, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, and Michael Rooker.