Michael B. Jordan is about to shock your system! October 16, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the 33-year-old star is producing a Static shock film through its production company Outlier Society. The film will center on DC Comics character Virgil Hawkins, a high school student who becomes the Static hero after accidental exposure to a mutagen gives him electromagnetic powers. The project was first announced to DC FanDome in August when DC Comics filmmaker and writer Reginald Hudlin revealed that a movie was in the works.
“I am proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves it,” Jordan said in a statement. “Outlier Society is committed to bringing diverse comic book content to life on all platforms, and we’re excited to partner with Reggie and Warner Bros on this first step.” the Black Panther the actor also shared a Static shock comic book cover on Instagram, simply captioning it with a lightning bolt and a smiley emoji.
For those who grew up watching the Static shock animated series from 2000 to 2004 – and debated which season’s theme song was best – this news is a much-needed flash of light in a year full of darkness. We’re still waiting for more details on the next movie (for example, who’s going to make their way into the lead role), but we’ll keep you posted on all the details as production unfolds!