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 his manufacturing firm Outlier Society. The movie will heart on DC Comics character Virgil Hawkins, a excessive schooler who turns into the hero Static after unintended publicity to a mutagen offers him electromagnetic powers. The mission 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 an announcement. “Outlier Society is dedicated to bringing to life various comedian guide content material throughout all platforms, and we’re excited to associate 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 music was the very best — 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 means into the lead position), however we’ll maintain you up to date on all of the specifics as manufacturing unfolds!