After playing the supervillain Killmonger on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan will join the DCEU. Michael B Jordan’s production company got chosen by DC comics and Warner Brothers to produce a movie adaptation for Static Shock. Michael B Jordan will be one of the head producers of the film. He will not be playing the title role.
In an interview at Hollywood reported Michael B Jordan said: “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes; our community deserves that,”
Static is the secret identity of Virgil Hawkins, A geeky African American teen who becomes a superhero after he got exposed to a mutagen gas during a gang fight. Static has electromagnetic powers.
Fans had made comparisons between Static and both Spidermen Peter Parker and Miles Morales because all three started as awkward teenagers who becomes superheroes.
Static Shock is part of the Milestone universe. It is a side brand of DC comics founded by African American artists. It got created to make unrepresented minorities have a representation. The success of Black Panther from MCU open doors for more African American Superheroes to get on the big screen. The success of this movie could lead to more adaptation of the Milestone Universe and a possible crossover with the mainstream DC universe.
In the Year 2000, Warner Brothers made an animated series about him that lasted four seasons and 52 episodes. This series gave him a cult following, and this movie will be Static’ Shock’s exposure to mainstream media.
There had been many fan-casting and rumors about who will play Static Shock. Jayden Smith, Caleb Mclaughlin, and Aubrey Joseph are some of the popular fan choices. No one is confirmed to play him yet since the movie is not in production and filming as of this moment.