Actor and producer Michael B. Jordan has introduced that he is producing the film adaptation of the DC comedian guide and animated sequence Static Shock.
The information of the variation was first revealed by Milestone Media’s Reginald Hudlin throughout August’s DC FanDome, and now we all know that Jordan is connected to provide by his Outlier Society banner.
Static is a superhero created by Milestone Comics – an organization based by Black writers and artists to drive inclusivity and which is currently awaiting a DC arrival – first showing in 1993’s Static #1. His civilian id is Virgil Ovid Hawkins, a teenage metahuman who gained electromagnetic tremendous talents after being doused in an experimental radioactive chemical.
“I am proud to be part of constructing a brand new universe centered round Black superheroes; our group deserves that,” Jordan stated in a press release (through THR). “Outlier Society is dedicated to bringing to life numerous comedian guide content material throughout all platforms and we’re excited to associate with Reggie and Warner Bros. on this preliminary step.”
The Static Shock animated sequence premiered in 2000 and ran for 4 seasons, acknowledged for being one of many few animated sequence centered round a Black character. The superhero made his means again to the mainstream DC universe in 2008 when he joined the Teen Titans. If the Jordan-produced film adaptation is a success, it is stated that it may spawn a multi-platform franchise.
Jordan’s most up-to-date movie look was within the 2019 authorized drama Simply Mercy, which he additionally produced. Notably, he additionally starred within the Marvel superhero epic Black Panther. Together with his identify connected to a serious Warner Bros./DC image, Jordan is rapidly carving out a spot for himself within the comics fandom.
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