Fight the criminal’s chase the bad guys. Save the world, fly through the sky. Half kid, half amazin’. Ok Static Shock, who you facin’? Yeah, one zip then you zapped. Good against evil, get trapped. Look in my eyes I got the power. Villains run from the static shower. Superhero Static Shock! Woo-woo! Superhero Static Shock! Woo-woo! Criminals, get twisted this superhero gifted. Bell rings and I’m back in school. Nobody knows what I do, ok. Superhero Static Shock!
If you grew up in the early 2000s, then chances are the Lil’ Romeo rap theme from Static Shock is playing in your head as we speak. Back in August, DC FanDome announced that not only would the Milestone characters come back to DC Comics, but a Static live-action movie was finally going to happen! The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Creed and Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan, will produce the film under Outlier Society along with filmmaker Reginald Hudlin!
In a statement with The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan expressed his excitement for the upcoming project by saying:
“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that,” he says. “Outlier Society is committed to bringing to life diverse comic book content across all platforms and we are excited to partner with Reggie and Warner Bros on this initial step.”
The article mentions that if the Static movie manages to spark things up at the box office, we could be getting a multi-platform franchise! Meaning we could see a comic book film or tv show on characters like Hardware and on Icon and Rocket.
Created in 1993, Static was Milestone Comics’ answer to Spider-Man. The company since then has been bought by DC Comics. A new batch of digital comics and graphic novels will go on sale starting in February 2021. The Daytime Emmy award-winning animated series would tackle different topics you wouldn’t see in today’s cartoons like racism and gun violence.
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