Warner Bros. is moving quickly on its Static Shock film. The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Michael B. Jordan will produce the film via his production company, Outlier Society.
Created by Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle, Static made his debut in Static #1 in 1993. After being exposed to a radioactive chemical, Virgil Hawkins develops metahuman powers, including the ability to control and generate electromagnetic forces.
Jordan joins Reginald Hudlin on the project that was first announced during the DC FanDome event. The star is set to produce via his Warners-based banner, Outlier Society. “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that,” said Jordan. “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 film is yet to assemble its cast, but it’s still exciting to see progress has been made on the creative side. Based on previous comments about the project, it seems it will be a live-action feature; however, it’s still possible it could be animated.
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