Excellent news, Static followers! Throughout a shock Milestone Comics panel as a part of the DC FanDome digital occasion, fan-favorite Black Panther author Reginald Hudlin teased that the corporate was growing a Static Shock film primarily based on the beloved comedian ebook character.
Whereas Hudlin didn’t have rather more to say aside from the truth that the movie was “in improvement,” this was nonetheless one of the crucial thrilling reveals in a day full of huge moments. Not solely will Milestone Comics be relaunching below DC Comics in February, with a brand new Static OGN in addition to a brand new digital-first collection no much less, however there’s a good likelihood that we’ll lastly get to see Static come to the massive display. Created by the unique Milestone founders Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek Dingle, the Black teen superhero discovered a large fanbase in each comics readers and younger cartoon followers who found the character within the 2000 WB animated collection which centered on the hero.
In case you aren’t already a fan, Static’s actual identify is Virgil Hawkins and he’s solely 15 when he features his powers — he can manipulate electrical energy — and turns into the hero often called Static. Charming, awkward, humorous, and good, Static stood out as a practical illustration of teenagehood in ’90s comics and was a flagship hero for the groundbreaking publishing initiative created by Milestone Media.
In a world the place superhero motion pictures and comics are sometimes missing on the subject of illustration, it is sensible to look to Milestone and its roster as a method of rectifying that. Plus, it’s nice to see Black creators attending to form the way forward for their very own characters. This can be a large transfer for WB and DC Comics, particularly as Static has a passionate fanbase who’ve grown up with the character and are wanting to see him come again to life.
Although we all know barely something concerning the film as of but, the truth that the primary new Milestone launch might be a brand new Static graphic novel from sensible artist Kyle Baker and author Hudlin. So, although we may be ready some time on that Static film–get your fan casts prepared– you’ll have loads of new Static tales to take pleasure in in just some months. Main as much as the relaunch of Milestone, DC may also be releasing Milestone’s backlog of books digitally, which implies new followers can compensate for Static and all the imprints different nice characters.