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Michael B. Jordan Joins DC’s “Static Shock” As A Producer



Michael B. Jordan Joins DC's "Static Shock" As A Producer

Michael B. Jordan Joins DC’s “Static Shock” As A Producer

Michael B. Jordan joins DC’s Static Shock and Warner Bros. as a producer.


Jordan confirmed his role for the project with a sly post on Twitter on Friday with a photo of the first Static comic book issue.

First revealed at the DC FanDome event back in August, Joran will be joining filmmaker Reginald Hudlin on the project.


“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that, Jordan said in conversation with The Hollywood Reporter


Outlier Society, his Warner Bros.-based banner, will be in creative control of the Static project. 


“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.”


Based on the comic by Milestone Comics, the animated series Static Shock follows Virgil Hawkins, a high school student who transforms into a superhero with electromagnetic powers after he came in contact with a radioactive gas. 


DC is relaunching Milestone Comics, a now-defunct company founded by Black artists and writers to help make comics distributed through DC more inclusive. Hudlin is writing the new Static Shock digital comic starting February 2021 in addition to a graphic novel. 


During the early 2000s, the series gained traction since it was one of the only animated series with a Black leading character.


“Virgil is what I always wanted as a comic book kid growing up; Black Spider-Man. A good story can make you live it, feel it, and when it does, it resonates on a whole other level. It touched on archetypes as a comic fan that I loved, but also touched on my life as a Black man in the real world,” says Phil LaMarr, the original voice of Static to Entertainment Weekly.

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