Static Shock Movie Will Happen!
Static Shock movie will happen! Excitedly, Virgil will be on the big screen. Originally, plans for the film was announced back in October 2020. Now, we just may have to be patient because it may take longer to produce. Unfortunately, the pandemic slowed down production but Jordan did reveal that the script is being written, right now. But, the powers at be hope to release it in time for Static’s milestone release and the start of a digital series for Static. They hope that this film will work as advertising for the Static brand reigniting the series, once again.
Fans: Just give us black stories not just change a character to appear black
Currently, fans have been taking to twitter to protest the idea of just using an existing character but making him black, ie Superman. Unfortunately, the studios was set on making a black Superman film. However, fans suggest, why don’t you just release the existing black stories we already have, ie Static.
Again, the movie is hoping for a release after Milestone’s comic relaunch in 2021.Randy McKinnon will write the script. Michael B. Jordan will be producing the film. Additionally, the actor also brought us, Raising Dion on Netflix. Jordan definitely was inspired by Boseman, and as such, is using his platform to tell black stories. As fans, we are all for it.
“I mean, again, as a kid growing up, watching Static Shock, it was something that inspired me. And had that type of representation at a young age, it was really important to me. And I know it would be important to a lot of other kids today. So, to be able to adapt the live-action version of that, I’m really, really excited about.” – Michael B. Jordan
Jordan said, “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that.
Static Shock, The Animated Series
In 2000, the animated Static Shock TV show launched on the WB. It ran for four seasons containing a total of 52 episodes. The show was wildly popular and still has fans questioning why we haven’t received a live action itteration of the young superhero. Static went on to appear in Justice League Unlimited and Young Justice. Despite, Virgil’s continued popularity, talks of a movie only appeared in 2020. Thus, leaving fans in wait for a superhero that looked like them and acted like them to appear in the Big Screen.