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Static Shock

http://screenrant.com/static-shock-j...ames-williams/

Static Shock is set to be written, produced and directed by Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained), and shortly after it was first announced there were rumors that Jaden Smith (After Earth) was being considered for the lead role. This would make him the third member of the Smith family to join the DC universe, since Jada Pinkett-Smith played Fish Mooney in season one of Gotham, and Will Smith is playing Deadshot in Suicide Squad.



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Re: Static Shock

I never really jived w/ that cartoon. Never seen him in a comic. So I'm blind to all this essentially.

EDIT: It's a web series. So it's not that really matters as cool as it is or isn't.

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Re: Static Shock

DC? Oh, it sucks.

But yeah, a web series should probably go in TV or Streaming talk.

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I get the feeling that Hollywood will keep cramming Jaden Smith down our throats in bad projects for years.
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Re: Static Shock

Well, what else do you expect from Jaden Smith other than a bad product?
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Static Shock was a pretty good cartoon so I could buy into a movie if it's well written.
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Re: Static Shock

Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
I never really jived w/ that cartoon. Never seen him in a comic. So I'm blind to all this essentially.

EDIT: It's a web series. So it's not that really matters as cool as it is or isn't.
I normally wouldn't correct someone for using "jived" when "jibed" is correct but considering the subject matter I have to point out that you're racist.
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I enjoyed the DC/Milestone comic back in 1993, but I haven't kept up with how Static Shock has been integrated into the DC Universe since.
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I think this could be a good movie, Static Shock was a pretty fresh character. I think he might have briefly appeared in Young Justice as well, DC probably has had him on a list of characters to exploit in movies for a while.
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It's a web series for now.
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Re: Static Shock

5 years later... Michael B Jordan on board to produce.

Michael B. Jordan, Outlier Society to Produce DC Movie 'Static Shock' (Exclusive)
OCTOBER 16, 2020 3:22PM by Borys Kit

Michael B. Jordan is boarding Warner Bros. and DC’s Static Shock as a producer.

Jordan will join Reginald Hudlin on the feature project that was first revealed during August's DC FanDome event. He will produce via Outlier Society, his Warners-based banner.

The move jolts the project up a few kilowatts, giving the cult hero some firepower as it goes into active development.

“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that,” said Jordan in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”

Outlier will be in the creative center of the Static feature and for Jordan, a comic book fan, this is an opportunity for not only for some world-building but to be directly involved in franchise-building. Should the first movie spark a hit, a multi-platform franchise could be born.

The project centers on Static, who first appeared in 1993's Static no. 1 via Milestone Comics, a now-defunct company founded by Black writers and artists to help make comics a more inclusive space and which had distribution through DC.

A decade later the hero was revived for the Static Shock animated series, centering on Virgil Hawkins, a teenager who transforms into a superhero who gains electromagnetic powers after being exposed to strange gas. The series was noteworthy for being the rare animated show to be headlined by a Black character. The hero made his way to the mainstream DC Comics universe in 2008.

DC is relaunching Milestone with Hudlin, now a partner in the label, at the center of it. He is writing an all-new Static Shock digital comic series beginning in Feb. 2021, as well as an additional Static Shock graphic novel by Hudlin, with art by Kyle Baker. A series reviving Icon and Rocket, by Hudlin and Milestone founder Denys Cowan, are also in the works.

Jordan, who starred with Chadwick Boseman in the pop cultural phenomenon Black Panther, last starred and produced the legal drama Just Mercy and performs the same duties on Without Remorse, a thriller due out from Amazon next year. He next shoots and produces A Journal for Jordan, a drama to be directed by Denzel Washington.

Jordan is repped by WME, M88 and attorney Greg Slewett.
I liked the animated show.

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