Static Shock may still deliver a shock to moviegoers’ systems yet, according to Nikolas Draper-Ivey, Static co-writer, and artist.
Draper-Ivey claimed that, in spite of all the shakeups at Warner-Discovery with regards to DC projects, this one has not lost its juice.
This comes a week after he had tweeted – then deleted:
Things are shifting, but they aren’t going to mess with Static. There’s a lot in the works, but these things take [time. I] will not elaborate on this any further.
“Static Shock” – Will We See It or Not?!
The Static film project was first announced two years ago during the 2020 DC FanDome event, with Creed actor Michael B. Jordan and Milestone co-founder Reginald Hudlin producing with Jordan’s company Outlier Society.
On the opportunity, Jordan stated:
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 natural step.
We’re talking with other divisions at Warner Bros., even those in animated about doing [Milestone] feature films, and we’re also involved in extending the Milestone characters into new [media.]
Understandably, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic may have gotten in the way of any real progress at the time.
Created by Dwayne McDuffie for the Milestone label of DC Comics in the 1990s, the journey of the empowered Dakota teenager Virgil Hawkins stood out amongst the company’s line of characters. However, he truly broke out into the mainstream with the successful Static Shock animated series on the defunct KidsWB! Network.
Debuting in 2000 and lasting for four seasons. This version of Static – voiced by the talented Phil LaMarr – later reappeared as an adult in the future in a time-traveling episode of Justice League Unlimited. Static returned in Young Justice, whose origin was woven into the plot of The Light to create metahumans and was mentored by Black Lightning.
As soon as more is revealed about anything beyond Draper-Ivey’s claims, DC Comics News will let you know, devoted readers.