Back at DC FanDome it was slyly mentioned that a live-action Static Shock project was in development at WB. It was revealed during the announcement that Milestone comics would be returning with an all-new slate of titles to be released next year. Now it seems that the project has picked up steam and that they’ve already been assembling creatives to work on the project shifting it officially into active development.
Today it was announced that Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan will be joining Reginald Hudlin on the project as a producer. This will be done through his Warner brothers based production company, Outlier Society. We even got an official statement on the cooperation.
I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that. 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.
Static Shock gained is popularity from the original early 2000’s animated series based on the character, and is set to return along with the other Milestone characters for new issues next year. It’s mentioned in the article that if the project is a hit, it could spawn a “multi-platform franchise” possibly opening the door for Outlier Society to develop more characters from Milestone and DC Comics.
Source: The Hollywood Report