Michael B. Jordan is about to place a shock to your system! On Oct. 16, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the 33-year-old star is producing a Static Shock movie by way of his manufacturing firm Outlier Society. The movie will middle on DC Comics character Virgil Hawkins, a excessive schooler who turns into the hero Static after unintended publicity to a mutagen provides him electromagnetic powers. The undertaking was first introduced at DC FanDome in August when filmmaker and DC Comics author Reginald Hudlin revealed that a movie was in the works.
“I am proud to be part of constructing a brand new universe centered round Black superheroes; our group deserves that,” Jordan mentioned in a press release. “Outlier Society is dedicated to bringing to life numerous comedian ebook content material throughout all platforms, and we’re excited to accomplice with Reggie and Warner Bros on this preliminary step.” The Black Panther actor additionally shared a Static Shock comic book cover on Instagram, merely captioning it with a lightning bolt and smirk emoji.
For individuals who grew up watching the Static Shock animated series from 2000 to 2004 — and debated which season’s theme track was the perfect — this information is a much-needed flash of sunshine in a yr stuffed with darkness. We’re nonetheless awaiting extra particulars in regards to the upcoming movie (e.g., who’s going to zap their method into the lead function), however we’ll preserve you up to date on all of the specifics as manufacturing unfolds!