I'm in serious news withdrawal! Especially when it comes to the so-promised Static Shock live-action TV series. First of all, let's refresh our memories of Static Shock, shall we?
First thing you need to know: Virgil Ovid Hawkins, aka Static Shock, or just Static, was part of a long-but-hopefully-not-forgotten series of comics from Milestone Comics (a DC Comics imprint) written by the late Dwayne Mcduffie and Robert L. Washington III, drawn by John Paul Leon, as part of the famous 'Dakotaverse'.
Virgil lived in Dakota City, along with superheroes like Augustus Freeman and Raquel Ervin, aka Icon and Rocket, and Curtis Metcalf, aka Hardware. An event known as "The Big Bang" brought the attention of Virgil. Once the mayor ordered to release a special tear gas containing a special radioactive marker to identify and apprehend the gang members.
Unfortunately, those markers weren't so harmless after all. It later triggered an explosion, which killed 90 percent of the people present at this event. Those who survived were genetically altered and given super powers. From then on, those people were called "Bang Babies". And Virgil wasn't even suppose to be there, but he ended up a "Bang Baby" anyway.
After that night, he was given control over electromagnetic powers. He was inspired by the comic book heroes he read about and soon became "Static".
If you think back to early 2000's, you'd know that they pretty much established this origin story in the show named Static Shock.
I certainly miss those days. Then Young Justice Season 2 came along and took Static for a ride and added a little twist to his origin.
In the show, Virgil is captured by the Reach, as in the creator of Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes' Scarab Khaji-Da, the Reach's infiltrator agent (or at least one of them). They do experiments on him and, as a result, he is given super powers and thereby classified as a meta-human.
And then New 52 came along, and the story is brought back to life once again, as it should be. I mean who doesn't love a classic origin story?
Anyway, now that we've refreshed our memories of who Static is, let's get back to the question at hand: WHERE IS THE LIVE ACTION SHOW WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR?
I mean, what feels like forever ago, we've heard that Jaden Smith, beloved young actor for the rebooted Karate Kid and After Earth (not to mention he's the son of one of the best actors ever, Will Smith), said he was going to star in the show as the title character, but we haven't heard anything since.
Original founders of Milestone Media Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan told ComicBookResources.com almost 3 months ago that a deal with Warner Bros. has been established, but we have yet to see any further information about it.
Oh well, I guess we'll just have to wait just a little bit longer. Probably as long a wait for Titans on TNT and Supergirl on CBS. Meaning that will be quite a while. But I guess it's all worth the wait once we see the final product.
Stay tuned for more info! And don't forget to comment!