Black Panther Actor to Produce Static Shock Feature Film for DC
Static Shock is coming back in a huge way — the iconic DC superhero will make his feature film debut and will be produced by none other than Michael B Jordan!
Although a live-action Static Shock movie was announced at the 2020 DC FanDome event, very few details were offered.
Now, word is that actor Michael B. Jordan, who played Erik Killmonger in 2018’s Black Panther, will join Reginald Hudlin as a producer.
Jordan tells The Hollywood Reporter, “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that …”
For those who don’t remember, Static Shock was a short-lived comic book series from early 90s. The series is about Virgil Hawkins, a teenager from Dakota City. Virgil finds himself accidentally getting superpowers, like teenage heroes do, when he’s exposed to a gas that unlocks his superpowers.
The Kids WB animated series, which debuted a couple years later, made the character even more popular. The series, which ran from 2000-2004, introduced most of us to the character.
It was part of the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons that included Jackie Chan Adventures, Yugioh, X-Men Evolution, and Batman Beyond along with many others!
Michael B Jordan is seemingly hinting at an entire cinematic universe focused on black heroes.
This is welcome news as we find ourselves needing more African-American role models for kids to look up to.
DC and Marvel’s Wild Future
As we near the end of 2020, more and more comic book movie news seems to be pouring out.
News recently broke that Jamie Foxx will be reprising his role as Electro in Spider-Man 3. This followed up with the announcement that Doctor Strange will join the film as well. To top that off … there are now rumors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will join the film as well!
It’s going to be an eventful few years for comic book movie lovers …
What do you think of all the news coming out lately?