Actor and producer Michael B. Jordan has announced that he is producing the film adaptation of the DC comic book and animated series Static Shock.
The News of the adaptation was first revealed by Milestone Media's Reginald Hudlin during the August DC FanDome, and now we know Jordan is committed to producing via his bOutlier Society ring.
Static is a superhero created by Milestone Comics - a company founded by black writers and artists to promote inclusiveness and who is awaiting DC arrival - first appearing in static # 1 of 1993. His civilian identity is Virgil Ovid Hawkins, a teenage human who acquired super electromagnetic abilities after being sprayed with an experimental radioactive chemical.
"I am proud to be part of building a new universe centered around Black Superheroes; our community deserves it, " Jordan said in a statement (via THR " ). "Outlier Society is committed to bringing diverse comic book content to life across all platforms and we are delighted to partner with Reggie and Warner Bros. on this first step. "
The Static Shock animated series premiered in 2000 and
Jordan's most recent film appearance was in the 2019 drama Just Mercy, which he also produced. Notably, he also starred in the Marvel superhero epic Black Panther. With his name attached to a major photofrom Warner Bros./DC, Jordan is quickly making his way into the comic book fandom.
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