‘Static Shock’ Movie In Development. Reginald Hudlin Reveals At DC FanDome Panel.
Academy Award winning director Reginald Hudlin has revealed in a surprise panel that there are “serious conversations” about bringing electric-powered teen hero Static Shock to the big screen. In a panel dedicated to the talks of Milestone Media, the big revelation was made where Hudlin also added that other characters in the Milestone Media comic family may get projects in different forms.
Virgil Hawkins, aka. Static Shock, in the 1993 was created by Milestone Media and DC Comics who was armed with an arsenal of electromagnetic powers and was heavily inspired by Spiderman. The character also featured in a WB animated series in the early 2000s, which was immensely regarded and acclaimed by fans for being one of the few superhero series starring a Black character. The series received multiple Daytime Emmy award nominations back then and was a hit animated series which ran for 4 years straight.
Hudlin in the panel said “One of the things we’re really excited about, we really want to live up to the name of the company, Milestone Media. When we spoke to Jim about reviving the Milestone line, we said ‘Look, we all know this has been a hit comic book and hit animated series. It’s time to expand back into all those areas and then some.’ So we’re in serious conversations about, as we’re launching the comic book series, developing the ‘Static Shock’ movie. That will be a theatrical feature film.”
Hudlin who happens to be an experienced writer of graphic novels, is also the filmmaker behind 1990 comedy House Party and has worked in the production of films including Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
“What we’re talking about is unbelievable,” Hudlin said. “We’re also talking to all the other divisions of Warner, for example, the animation department. They make those amazing animated feature films for home entertainment. And we’re talking about doing one of those feature films involving the Milestone characters. We’re also looking at new media, like podcasts, and doing a serious of stories that will be available on podcasts. We will deliver Milestone Media wherever you are, on whatever platform you want.”
There was no other information given on “Static Shock’s” arrival on the big screen, but he will star in a digital comic book series which is set to be out by February 2021.