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Static Shock movie script has producer Michael B. Jordan really excited

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Michael Jordan is planned Static shock The film has received another small update with the producer noting that he is “really excited” with the outcome of the story. In the original DC comics, Static is a superhero created when Virgil Ovid Hawkins is exposed to a radioactive chemical. This gives him the superhuman abilities of electromagnetic control and generation.

Last year on DC FanDome, it was announced that a live action Static shock The film was in development at Warner Bros. Soon after, Jordan joined the project as a co-producer with Reginald Hudlin. Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society, will be one of the production studios along with DC Films, Warner Bros. Pictures and Milestone Media. Last month, Randy McKinnon (Great army) was named a writer for Static Shock.

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In a new chat with Collider, Michael B. Jordan asked about the current status of Static shock. While we’re still a long way from getting an official release date, Jordan discussed the draft that McKinnon is putting together, and he’s pretty happy with how things are going creatively. The actor and filmmaker also spoke about the representation that a character like Static brings and how important it can be for young viewers.

“Right now we have a writer, Randy McKinnon, who is putting together a take and a draft right now, very excited … I mean, again, like a child growing up, watching Static shock, it was something that inspired me. Y [having] That kind of representation at a young age was very important to me, and I know it would be important to many other children today. So to be able to adapt the live action version of that, I’m very, very excited. So there are no real schedules, and I guess there are no real updates or anything like that. But we are in the process of building that. And I can’t wait to have something else to tell you later. “

Jordan also addressed the rumors of his possible casting as Superman on the big screen. Recently, Warner Bros. selected Ta-Nehisi Coates to write a Superman reboot with JJ Abrams production. The movie is rumored to feature the first live-action black Superman on the big screen, and there’s been a lot of speculation that Jordan will be the one to land the role. In Collider’s interview, Jordan says he is flattered by the rumors, but that he is currently not linked to the project.

“I mean, I’m flattered that I keep talking about these rumors to play characters like that. I mean, as you know, it’s rumored that I’ve played so many different characters over the years. I mean, at this point, it’s Flattering, I’m honored by it. And whoever ends up taking on that role is definitely someone to look for. “

Static shock was previously adapted as an animated series, which aired for four seasons between 2000 and 2004. With Phil LaMarr as the voice of the superhero, the show further popularized the character, resulting in a new Static shock comic books, toys, and other forms of merchandise. Fans who remember watching the series at the time have wanted to see a live-action movie for years, and progress may be slow, but it seems like it’s finally happening. It is said that Static Shock could go straight to HBO Max, but that has never been confirmed. This news comes to us from Collider.

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