The Hollywood Reporter broke news today surrounding Warner Bros and DC‘s Static Shock. Through Outlier Society Michael B. Jordan will joining the project as producer. He will be working alongside director Reginald Hudlin who helped announce the project during the DC Fandome event in August.
Jordan shared how excited he was to join the project, telling THR “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that.” Outlier Society will be in the center of the creative process of Static Shock. Jordan will be able to help build the franchise from the bottom which will hopefully grow into multiple films.
Static Shock will focus on the hero known as Static. He first appeared in Milestone Comic’s 1993 Static number one. Milestone Comics was founded by Black writers and artists who wanted to make comics a more inclusive place. They published their comic books through DC up until 1997. DC has since announced they will be relaunching Milestone alongside Hudlin who will be writing a Static Shock digital comic series to release in February 2021.
Aside from Jordan and Hudlin working together on the project, there is nothing else we know. It will too early to know who will be cast or plot details. With the series being relaunched, there is a chance that this Static Shock will feature a whole new story. We are excited to see the renewal of Static and with these two at the helm, we can only see great things in the franchises future.
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