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Micheal B Jordan helping to bring Static Shock to the big screen

November 25th, 2020 by Marc Comments

It seems that fan favourite DC/Milestone Comics character Static Shock is set to come to the big screen at last.

And it has some big names behind it.

Black Panther star Micheal B Jordan is set to produce the movie with scribe Reginald Hudlin.

Jordan, who it was speculated a while back may have been being considered by Warner Brothers to take over the Superman role had Henry Cavill really been out, 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.”

According to THR: “Outlier will be in the creative center of the Static feature and for Jordan, a comic book fan, this is an opportunity for not only for some world-building but to be directly involved in franchise-building. Should the first movie spark a hit, a multi-platform franchise could be born.” 

So, a Static Shock cinematic universe? Will it be part of the wider DCEU? Who knows…

This follows on from the DC Fandome reveal that Milestone Comics was making a return (here).

Are you excited for the big screen debut of Static Shock? Would you like to see him meet the likes of Shazam! or Wonder Woman? Let me hear your thoughts on this one, guys…

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….