DC and Warner Bros. revealed details about their upcoming projects at the DC FanDome on Saturday, and with it came the news of a Static Shock live-action movie. Reginald Hudlin stated at a Milestone Media panel during the 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.
For many years fans have been asking for a Static Shock live-action following the character’s popular animated series. The series premiered on September 23, 2000, and ran for four seasons. The character seems to be one of the company’s tops priorities right now. Hudlin and Denys Cowan will collaborate with DC Publisher/CCO Jim Lee for an all-new Static Shock digital comic book series next February. The team will also release an original graphic novel with art by Cowan.
Static Shock/Virgil Hawkins gained electromagnetic powers after he was exposed to a mutagen gas during a gang fight. 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.
The character also appear in Young Justice animated series.