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During a recent Interview, Actor Tyler James Willaims confirmed that Jaden Smith will play the role of Virgil Hawkins AKA Static Shock in the upcoming series Static Shock. This is coming off much speculation that Jaden would be cast for the role. I am truly excited for this, as Static has always been a favorite character of mine, but what does this mean for DC's Television Universe in the future?
Is Jaden Smith right for the role?
The Static Shock animated series is a favorite among many fans who were born in the 90's and on. It definitely ranks up there as one of my favorite shows of all time. Virgil Hawkins AKA Static instantly became one of the best characters on TV and in my opinion made Static Shock one of the best superhero cartoons that I remember. Jaden Smith is exactly what I think of when I hear the name Static Shock. Jaden Smith has that swagger about him, he really thinks he is the greatest thing on two legs. Virgil Hawkins is what every kid wants to be, that quintessential cool kid with super powers and that is what Jaden Smith embodies.
Jaden Smith looks like a carbon copy of Static. I do not believe that there is a person out there that could fit the role as well as Jaden Smith can and will. Jaden Smith has not exactly been the most successful young actor that there is today but he will absolutely own the role of Static.
Could we see a Flash or Arrow Crossover?
Static is of course, a DC character, so one could only wonder if Static will one day crossover into the Arrow or Flash universe. While the idea of this happening sounds great, it is very unlikely. Static Shock is set to be a Web series developed by The WB network. Flash and Arrow as you well know is a CW series, so unfortunately I think it is safe to put the hopes of a Static Shock cross over to rest.
Anyone else excited for Static Shock?
Who else is excited for Static Shock? Anyone remember the animated series? Let me know down below in the comments and also don't forget to vote in the poll!