Actor Michael B. Jordan and his team at Outlier Society have signed on produce DC’s upcoming Static Shock movie.
As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan is joining director Reginald Hudlin on the upcoming theatrical release based on the 1993 comic series of the same name.
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“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that,” Jordan said in a statement to THR. “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.”
Jordan and Outlier Society seem primed to deliver a number of feature films should this reboot take off. Jordan is best known for his roles in Marvel’s Black Panther as the villain Killmonger as well as boxer Adonis Creed in the Rocky sequels. He also worked as an executive producer on Creed II.
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DC surprised fans with a Static Shock movie during its recent FanDome event, announcing not only that the film was in development, but also a revival of the comic series. There are also conversations around animated feature films and a podcast, as well.
A new digital Static Shock comic is set to arrive in February 2021, along with a Static original graphic novel by Hudlin and artist Kyle Baker.
For more recent DC news check out all the biggest announcements from August’s DC FanDome and what to expect from DC’s upcoming Black Adam movie starring Dwayne Johnson.
Source: IGN.com Static Shock: Michael B. Jordan to Produce DC Superhero Movie