Before Michael B. Jordan took on Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he had a breakthrough performance in the found footage superhero movie Chronicle. And there’s still plenty of superhero action in his future, and fans actually want him to do even more.
At DC FanDome last year, Warner Bros. Pictures announced a movie was in development based on the DC Comics character Static Shock. Jordan isn’t taking the title role, but he’s producing the movie and recently provided a status update. Meanwhile, fans have been champing at the bit to see the Creed star play the new Superman in a film that will be written by Black Panther comics writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and produced by J.J. Abrams. But Jordan says we shouldn’t get too excited. Read More »
Warner Bros. and DC have found their Static Shock writer for the upcoming movie adaptation of the cult comic book superhero character. Randy McKinnon, who recently wrote the Disney+ original movie Safety, will write the screenplay for the film, which has Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) and Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained) on board as producers.
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During DC FanDome back in August, there were rumblings about the superhero Static Shock getting his own movie, but it seemed like the project was still in the nascent stages of development. But it sounds like Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics are making some progress in getting it together, because Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan has boarded the project as producer. Read More »
What are the next DC Comics stories getting the animated movie treatment? Want to see what you missed in the trailer for the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League video game? Are you ready for the return of Static Shock? Did you notice all the Easter eggs in the first trailers for The Batman and Zack Snyder’s Justice League? Which big time action director wants to take a crack at Blade? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
As his dad plays DC supervillain Deadshot in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad, Jaden Smith may be gearing up for a DC project of his own. The younger Smith is said to have the lead in Static Shock, Warner Bros. upcoming live-action digital series. More on the possible Jaden Smith Static Shock casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
It seems Warner Bros. will not rest until every DC superhero has his or her own live-action adaptation. Not that we’re complaining. The latest comic book project announced by the studio is Static Shock, a live-action series to be produced by Warner Bros.’ new digital division Blue Ribbon Content.
At the center of the story is Virgil Ovid Hawkins a.k.a. Static, a young black geek with electromagnetic superpowers. Django Unchained producer Reginald Hudlin will executive produce. Hit the jump for details on the new Static Shock series.
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