A DC Comics 'Static Shock' Film May Be in the Works
Speaking at a panel this past weekend during DC Comics‘ 24-hour virtual event DC FanDome, filmmaker Reginald Hudlin revealed that a Static Shock film may be in the works. For those unfamiliar, the superhero series was first created by Milestone Media and DC Comics in the ’90s and featured the Black superhero named Virgil Hawkins, who wielded electricity-manipulating powers. It was adapted into a Kids’ WB animated series in the 2000s and went on to receive multiple Daytime Emmy award nominations.
“One of the things we’re really excited about, we really want to live up to the name of the company, Milestone Media,” said Hudlin. “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.”
The filmmaker went on to say that other Milestone Media superheroes may soon be getting their own debuts on television or the silver screen as well. “What we’re talking about is unbelievable,” he said. “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.”