Static Shock Comes To The Big Screen!
I’m so happy I can hardly breathe!
Static Shock! The character created by Denys Cowan, Derek Dingle, Christopher Priest, Dwayne McDuffie and myself is on its way the big screen!!
Soon and I mean very soon, Virgil, Richie and Sharon will be given their long overdo due on the big screen! I’m ecstatic, delighted, and blissful that finally my friends and family will be able to sit down in a theater and rejoice in the wonder that is Static Shock!
Sookie, Sookie, now!!!
Err, white people ask somebody.
Get on the good foot!
Can you feel it?
Perhaps it’s best you have a black person read this to y’all.
I need to testify!
Yeah, that would be best.
Can I get a witness?
Look, just call Leroy and stop punishing yourself.
I’m king of the world!!!!
That one you should have no problem with. Think big boat, Leo & Kate.
Man oh, man, I still can’t believe Static Shock will finally coming to the big screen.
Thank You Jesus!
I just brought an 80-inch flat screen and as soon as it’s hooked up, Static Shock will be all over my home theater.
Did you think I meant a movie?
I’m… sorry…snicker… but… snicker … that…Bah… that… BHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
That makes no sense!
Why on earth would anyone want to do a movie or live action television show on one of the most popular animated shows ever?
Don’t be silly, people. I mean just because today (well as of this writing, that today, lord knows when I will or if I will finish this. It’s only by the grace of Go…. Gold I still have a forum here. Yeah, I’ve had a rough year but a weekly article every now and whenever? That can’t last much longer.
But I digress. Check’s in the mail, Mr. David.
I ask again, why on earth would you want to take the most successful black superhero in the DCU and make a movie out of it? Why just today, (maybe) Entertainment Weekly named Static Shock one of be best-animated shows ever from a comic book.
Is you stupid?
That makes no sense when you can make Superman Icon Black. Batman, Black the Flash’s wife Iris, Black, Spider-Man half-black, Captain America, all-black, The Avenger’s Black. It makes no sense what so ever!
I ask yet again, is you stupid?
Why make a movie when could simply colorize the movies made out of all the above? Duh. Shit we have plenty of great black superhero movie which all made mucho bucks! In the thousands and thousands of dollars!! Who can forget the great Blank Man? Solo? Meteor Man? Shit! Don’t forget Warner Bros. and DC did the daddy of all black superhero movies.
How could anyone forget Steel?
I can’t and lord knows I’ve tried but that film is engrained in my mind. Shaq’s a friend and I remember the very day he asked me what I thought. I was so moved by that picture my answer was to start weeping like a little girl. A little girl remembering the say I saw my best friend, my puppy purposely run over by my beloved daddy.
I know, I know, there are millions of Static fans; in fact the ‘movie’ poster running with this article is an example of fans making their own Static Shock films. There are dozens maybe hundreds perhaps thousands of fan films out there.
If you go to https://twitter.com/ReviveStatic you will see another in a long line of fan attempts to see Static made into a TV show or film. That’s just silly! I mean why not continue to make movies like the one about the Black Superman (Steel…sniffle) where Steel (the Black Superman, sniffle), sorry I need a moment…
Like I was saying; why not continue to make movies like the one about the Black Superman (you know the one) where the Black Superman doesn’t even get to wear the ‘S’?
Now that’s way to use the old Hollywood noodle!
Also, who needs a movie about a hip young mega successful Black superhero that already has a massive fan base? Nobody obviously, not when you can make fantastic superhero TV shows where nobody’s really a superhero or wearing a costume?
Well, the TV’s on the wall, the popcorn is ready and the lights are out!
It also seems the lights are out at Warner Bro’s but after a long day of developing Green Lantern 2: The Rise Of John Stewart they deserve a good nights sleep.
Or maybe they’ve had enough sleep. They’ve been sleeping on Static for over 20 years.
Well, I knew it wasn’t April first, but…
I remember back when the original book was out, I thought Doug E. Doug would make a good live-action static. Kel Mitchell could have pulled it off during the All That / Kenan & Kel days – look how good he was in Mystery Men, (not (quite) sarcasm). I don’t know who I’d cast now. If Hollywood had its way, they’d probably cast one of the guys from One Direction.
Static was clearly the breakout hit of the Milestone line, thought it’s great that Icon and hardware were showing up on Young Justice. But yeah, we’ve been asking for years why we never got action figures, or a direct to video movie, or anything that you would expect to follow a hit TV show. And the only reason I’ll keep asking is it’s fun to watch folks at DC / WB shuffle their feet and mumble uncomfortably.
I keep getting the impression that DC really does want to do something with Static – they just can’t seem to get out of their way enough to get it done.
And I thought Muhammad Ali was the black Superman, like in that song.
So Mr. Davis,
Is there any word on when we can see Static (and other Milestone) characters on the big/little screen? Or even in the comics?
I was really hoping for an announcement of some sort, between SDCC and NYCC, but…. Nothing.
Really looking forward to see the MS characters (especially Static, Icon, Rocket and Hardware) rejoing the DCU.
BTW, that’s a cool-ass movie mock-up for Static.
Ahhh, so this is what you were talking about….
Man, it musta been killing you, having to hold your tongue about this!!
Needless to say, I’m excited as hell for this. Can’t wait for more news about the MS characters, coming back to comics, movies, TV, video games & animation.