Michael B Jordan to produce DC film Static Shock
The character of Static aka Virgil Hawkins was created by Milestone Media and DC Comics in the 90s
Hollywood star Michael B Jordan and his banner, Outlier Society, will be producing the movie adaptation of DC comic book Static Shock. The project was announced at the DC FanDome event by Reginald Hudlin in August.
The character of Static, aka Virgil Hawkins, was created by Milestone Media and DC Comics in the 90s. The character is a teen who transforms into a superhero with electromagnetic powers.
"I'm proud to be part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes; our community deserves that," Jordan said in a statement. "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," he added.
Jordan, known for movies such as Creed, Fruitvale Station, Black Panther and Just Mercy, will next star in Amazon's Without Remorse. The actor is also set to work with Hollywood veteran Denzel Washington in his next directorial, Journal For Jordan.