The long-rumored film adaptation of Static Shock has secured a producer.
According to a report from Variety, Michael B. Jordan has signed on to produce the film through his Outlier Society production company. “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes; our community deserves that,” the actor said in a statement. The project was initially announced by Static Shock creator, Reginald Hudlin, during the DC FanDome event back in August, where the comic book giant detailed an upcoming slate of film and TV titles in development.
Based on the Static comic from Hudlin’s once defunct but recently revived Milestone Comics, Statik Shock broke out and rose to prominence with an animated TV series that aired for four seasons on The WB between 2000 and 2004, winning a pair of Daytime Emmys during its run. Notably, it was amongst a few superhero comics starring a Black character. The titular hero has been sparingly incorporated in DC Comics properties since the show concluded, appearing once in DC’s Teen Titans and Young Justice TV series, as well as being onboarded as an unlockable character in the mobile version of the Injustice: Gods Among Us video game.
Casting details and production timelines have yet to be announced and are probably still well on the horizon. Still, it seems fans have fished their wish.
Watch the opening sequence for the cartoon series below and hold tight for updates on the Static Shock film in the weeks and months ahead.