I’ve often wondered why DC wasn’t utilising more of its so-called B-list characters for developing into movies, as it allowed the flexibility of being able to flesh out new narratives whilst not feeling pressured to mould a character to audience expectations.
Now it seems DC and WB may have finally gotten it as news of a Static Shock movie is reportedly in development.
Filmmaker Reginald Hudlin said there’s been “serious conversations” about bringing the super-charged Virgil Hawkins and his alterego to the big screen. Here’s what he had to say about the news:
One of the things we’re really excited about, we really want to live up to the name of the company, Milestone Media. 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.REGinald hudlin, filmmaker
This follows the DC Fandome reveal that DC Comics is reviving Milestone Media, which was prominent in the 90s for championing black talent and characters that ultimately spawned Static Shock comics and later the popular animated series.
More as things develop.