Calling all fans of the superhero cartoon series “Static Shock”! According to multiple outlets including Variety, a movie based on the crime-fighting teen may be headed to the big screen in the very near future.
During a DC FanDome panel on Saturday (Aug. 22), filmmaker Reginald Hudlin broke the exciting news that there has been “serious conversations” about bringing Static Shock back to life in movie theaters across the country — and even worldwide. The superhero, whose real name was Virgil Hawkins, was first created by Milestone Media as well as DC Comics in the 1990s before getting a TV show in the 2000s on the WB. To this day, it’s still revered as an incredible series that featured a Black superhero, and one of the very few shows that ever has.
“One of the things we’re really excited about, we really want to live up to the name of the company, Milestone Media,” Hudlin during the panel. “When we spoke to Jim [Lee] about reviving the Milestone line, we said ‘Look, we all know this has been a hit comic book and hit animated series. It’s time to expand back into all those areas and then some.’ So we’re in serious conversations about, as we’re launching the comic book series, developing the ‘Static Shock’ movie. That will be a theatrical feature film.”
Hudline also added that more Milestone characters may be getting project releases of their own. “What we’re talking about is unbelievable,” he continued. “We’re also talking to all the other divisions of Warner, for example, the animation department. They make those amazing animated feature films for home entertainment. And we’re talking about doing one of those feature films involving the Milestone characters. We’re also looking at new media, like podcasts, and doing a serious of stories that will be available on podcasts. We will deliver Milestone Media wherever you are, on whatever platform you want.”
Though there aren’t anymore details about the Static Shock film as of yet, we do know for a fact that the hero will also be featured in digital comic book series in February 2021.
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Let's relive the moment when Terry really thought Static Shock was Beyoncé pic.twitter.com/azc5iVkra3— Naru-Sensei (@NarutoTrickzxTv) August 22, 2020
I see Static Shock is trending , so figured I share some throwback art of my version of static shock I did a little while back. Man I loved this show. pic.twitter.com/Us3kbDHYp3— C.Knight Art (@Cknightart) August 22, 2020
I see static shock is trending. I remember as a kid this scene made me really sad. Static Shock really taught me a lot of stuff, will always be one of my favorite shows growing up. pic.twitter.com/GdnjL5nBLv— Shybaka (@Shybaka289) August 22, 2020