Reginald Hudlin stated about a Static Shock live-action movie wasn’t just a wish after all. THR is reporting that Creed and Black Panther actor, Michael B. Jordan, is producing the Static Shock live-action film adaptation through his “Outlier Society” production company.
I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that. 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.
Static Shock/Virgil Hawkins gained electromagnetic powers after he was exposed to a mutagen gas during a gang fight. Hudlin revealed at a Milestone Media panel during the DC FanDome event “That will be a theatrical feature film.”
“We’re talking with other divisions at Warner Bros, even those in animated about doing (Milestone Media) feature films,” Hudlin said, “and we’re also involved in extending the Milestone characters into new media, like podcasts with a series of stories on the podcast.”
“We want to deliver Milestone Media on whatever platform you want,” he concluded.
A Static Shock animated series premiered on September 23, 2000, and ran for four seasons. Static was created by Milestone Comics founders Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle. He made his first appearance in Static #1 (June 1993) in the Modern Age of Comic Books, written by McDuffie and Robert L. Washington III, and illustrated by John Paul Leon.