Warner Bros. ‘ The Static Shock film brings Randy McKinnon to the script
Almost six months since the first film was announced that it would be in studio development, Warner Bros. Pictures ‘adaptation of Milestone and DC Comics’ Static shock wins steam as security Writer Randy McKinnon committed to writing the script for the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Michael B. Jordan (Mercy only) opposite its WB-based Banner Outlier Society alongside Emmy, Oscar, and Golden Globe nominee Reginald Hudlin (security), although the latter had already announced that the film was in development last August. Jordan’s runaway will currently be the main creative force behind the project. The self-proclaimed big comic fan and multi-hyphenator get the opportunity to develop the multi-platform franchise around the cult favorite superhero the studio is hoping for.
Static, alter ego Virgil Hawkins, made his debut in 1993 in the eponymous comic book of the now-defunct Milestone Comics, a publisher founded by black writers and artists to create a more inclusive space. He later found greater awareness through the cartoon series Static shock on Kids’ WB, in which he was voiced by Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack) and followed the story of the titular teenager who turned into a superhero after exposure to a strange gas and acquiring electromagnetic forces, and finally found his way into the mainstream DC Comics line in 2008.
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Not only did Hudlin announce development of the film at the event, but also announced at DC FanDome that comic book publisher Milestone would restart with him as the label’s partner and at the center of the action and that he would develop a new one Static shock digital comic that debuted in February and can be bought here!
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