Many comic fans may already be familiar with the Static Shock character, which was later turned into an animated series back in 2000. Now the electromagnetic superhero will be getting his own film, and Michael B. Jordan is now on board as one of the project’s producers.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, MBJ joins Reginald Hudlin on the project and will produce via his Outlier Society company. The project was first revealed back in August during D.C.’s FanDome event.
Michael expressed his excitement about working on the project and said, “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.”
Static Shock made his first appearance in the comic world back in 1993. He was created by Milestone Comics founders Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle.
Years later, the Static Shock character had its own animated series on Kid’s WB. The show ran for four seasons, officially ending in 2004.
Fans of Michael B. Jordan already know that he is no stranger when it comes to the superhero world. He starred in the 2018 box office hit “Black Panther,” as the film’s villain Killmonger and he also starred in and produced the Netflix series “Raising Dion,” which focuses on a young superhero coming into his own as he adapts to his powers.
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