Our Static Shock is Jaden Smith
This may not sound like news to some, as there were rumours in October of Jaden Smith being cast Virgil Hawkins aka Static Shock (See link below for proof) in a webseries being produced by WB.. But recently confirmed by Tyler James Williams; Jaden Smith is our official (Or unofficial. All depends on if you consider him a legitimate source) Static.
Here's the link to Tyler James Williams confirmation (1:05 mark):
As described by his creator Dwayne McDuffie, Virgil is
"Like any other awkward 15 year-old, Virgil Hawkins worries about pocket money, getting beaten up, and drugs. But recently, he's had even more on his mind: stuff like his powers, his secret identity, and drugs. Because, when innocents are in danger, and Virgil can slip away from class, the geeky youth becomes Static, the dashing, adventurous superhero!"
If anyone has taken notice of Jaden Smith's hair as of late, he's been rocking dreads, which ever since Static's animated series and his appearance in Young Justice, is his signature look.
Whether or not this Static Shock series will remain a web-series or not has yet to be announced. It's probable that word will be out soon on that matter.
Wouldn't it be great if this Static existed in the CWVerse, fighting along side The (Green) Arrow, and The Flash? That would make every fan of the animated series dreams come true!
I'm at the edge of my seat waiting for this character to get brought to live action