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The Static Shock movie has gained some significant name recognition behind the camera as Michael B. Jordan has signed on to produce the film.

It has been announced that Jordan will be producing Static Shock via his Warner Bros. banner, Outlier Society. He joins Reginald Hudlin who has already signed on to produce.

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

Static first debuted in Static #1 in 1993 from the DC imprint, Milestone. He was later revived for the animated series Static Shock. In 2008 he joined the mainstream DC comics universe. He will now be part of the Milestone revival and will have an all-new digital series beginning in Feb. 2021 written by Hudlin. In addition to the series he will be featured in a graphic novel also written by Hudlin.

Jordan is best known for his acting having appeared in the Creed films, as Kilmonger in Black Panther, and multiple other projects.

No release date has been announced for Static Shock at this time.

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