Micheal B. Jordan is here to shock you with the brand new Static Shock movie. The Black Panther actor will be producing Static Shock with the production company Outlier Society.
Most would assume that Micheal B. Jordan would make an onscreen appearance as the lead, but this is sadly not the case.
The film is about DC Comics superhero Static and his adventures after accidental exposure to an experimental mutagen which leaves a geeky high school student with superpowers. Filmmaker and DC Comics writer Reginald Hudlin first announced the film project was in development back in August at DC FanDome.
During the DC FanDome panel where the film’s development was initially first spoken about, Phil LaMarr, who voiced Static in the early 2000s WB animated series, said “Virgil is what I always wanted as a comic book kid growing up: Black Spider-Man. A good story can make you live it, feel it, and when it does, it resonates on a whole other level…It touched on archetypes as a comic fan that I loved, but also touched on my life as a Black man in the real world.”
Jordan expressed his happiness with the film he wrote in a statement last Friday.
“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes; our community deserves that, 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.”
Back in 2014, producers of the live-action Static Shock series were originally looking to cast Jaden Smith for the hero. Ever since they went back to the project, the producer went out to cast Micheal B. Jordan. Besides the production of the movie, DC is relaunching Milestone, they are also writing a brand new digital comic series for the character, which will be finished by February.