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Michael B. Jordan To Produce ‘Static Shock’ Movie Based On DC Comics Character

Michael B. Jordan is taking his talents to the DC Comics universe. The actor is joining Warner Bros. and DC Comics Static Shock as a producer. 

The Hollywood Reporter announced Friday (October 16) that Jordan would join filmmaker Reginald Hudlin on the project. Jordan is slated to produce the film under his Warners-based moniker, Outlier Society.

 “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that,” Jordan tells THR. 

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“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 continued in his statement. 

Static first appeared in 1993’s Static no. 1 through Milestone Comics, a now-defunct company founded by Black writers and artists to help ensure that comics

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Michael B. Jordan to Produce Static Shock Movie Based on DC Comics Character



a statue of Michael B. Jordan in a suit and tie: Aaron J. Thornton/FilmMagic; Everett Collection


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Michael B. Jordan is heading back into the comic universe.

The actor, 33, is set to produce Warner Bros. and DC Comic’s film Static Shock, based on the DC and Milestone Comics character Static, The Hollywood Reporter first announced on Friday.

The star, who starred as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in 2015’s Fantastic Four, will join filmmaker Reginald Hudlin on the project.

“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that,” Jordan told THR. “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes; our community deserves that.”



a statue of Michael B. Jordan in a suit and tie: The project was first floated during the DC FanDome event in August


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The project was first floated during the DC FanDome event in August

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Static first became

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A ‘Static Shock’ Movie Would Rectify A Major Problem Plaguing DC And Marvel Superhero Movies

Modern pop-culture is dominated by adaptations of superheroes comics which were created 60-80 years ago. ‘Static Shock’ was created in 1993.

We’re (hopefully) getting a Static Shock movie courtesy of DC Films, Warner Bros. and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society. That’s the news from The Hollywood Reporter yesterday, as Jordan will be a main producer along with currently attached Reginald Hudlin (who is about to relaunch Milestone Comics) in a move that makes it more likely that Virgil Hawkins will get his own movie. Assuming Static Shock becomes a live-action theatrical feature, it’ll make Static Shock, created in June of 1993 by (deep breath, Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, John Paul Leon, Robert L. Washington III and

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Michael B. Jordan to Produce ‘Static Shock’ Live Action Film

Michael B. Jordan has signed on to another major superhero blockbuster. However, this time, he’ll be behind the scenes. 

On Friday night, the Black Panther star announced he is producing the live-action adaption of Static Shock, a feature film from Warner Bros. and DC. Filmmaker Reginald Hudlin confirmed the project was in development while speaking on a DC FanDome panel back in August. He told fans he was excited to revive the Static character, which was created by the now-defunct Milestone Media—a coalition of Black artists and writers who specialized in comic books distributed by DC Comics.

“One of the things we’re really excited about, we really want to live up to the name of the company, Milestone Media,” Hudlin said during the panel discussion. “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

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