Michael B. Jordan has signed on to produce a major superhero movie.
The ‘Black Panther’ star will reportedly team up with Reginald Hudlin to bring Static Shock to the big screen.
Jordan will help the Milestone co-founder through his Warner Bros. based company, Outlier Society, on the feature project that was first revealed during August’s DC FanDome event.
On Friday night, Michael B. Jordan announced that he is producing the live-action adaption of the Milestone Comics character Static Shock, a feature film from Warner Bros. and DC Comics.
“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that,” Michael B. Jordan said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
“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.”
The upcoming project centers on Static aka Virgil Hawkins, a Black teenager who develops electromagnetic powers after being exposed to radioactive tear gas.
Static Shock was first published in the early 1990s via Milestone Comics, who later went on to become a household name thanks to the early 2000s ‘Static Shock’animated series which ran from 2000 to 2004.
DC Comics reportedly revealed at this year’s FanDome event that they’re reviving the Milestone line in a big way next year.
Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan, who featured with Chadwick Boseman in Marvels blockbuster ‘Black Panther,’ last starred and produced the legal drama ‘Just Mercy.’