Static Shock: Michael B. Jordan to Produce DC Superhero Film

Actor Michael B. Jordan and his crew at Outlier Society have signed on produce DC’s upcoming Static Shock film.As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan is becoming a member of director Reginald Hudlin on the upcoming theatrical launch based mostly on the 1993 comedian sequence of the identical title.

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“I’m proud to be part of constructing a brand new universe centered round black superheroes; our group deserves that,” Jordan stated in a press release to THR. “Outlier Society is dedicated to bringing to life numerous comedian ebook content material throughout all platforms and we’re excited to companion with Reggie and Warner Bros on this preliminary step.”

Jordan and Outlier Society appear primed to ship quite a few characteristic movies ought to this reboot take off. Jordan is greatest recognized for his roles in Marvel’s Black Panther because the villain Killmonger in addition to boxer Adonis Creed within the Rocky sequels. He additionally labored as an government producer on Creed II.

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DC surprised fans with a Static Shock movie during its recent FanDome event, asserting not solely that the movie was in improvement, but in addition a revival of the comedian sequence. There are additionally conversations round animated characteristic movies and a podcast, as effectively.

A brand new digital Static Shock comedian is ready to reach in February 2021, together with a Static unique graphic novel by Hudlin and artist Kyle Baker.

For more moderen DC information try all the biggest announcements from August’s DC FanDome and what to expect from DC’s upcoming Black Adam movie starring Dwayne Johnson.

Matthew Adler is a Options, Information, Previews, and Opinions author for IGN. You may observe him on Twitter @MatthewAdler and watch him stream on Twitch.

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