Static Shock fans are celebrating the show’s debut on Kids WB 20 years ago. Dwayne McDuffie’s official page on Twitter shared the opening and the flood of fan tributes started pouring in. (If you love anything Milestone Media, I would encourage you to donate to the Dwayne McDuffie fund right here to honor the work of a legend!) During the show’s time on Kids WB, it broke a lot of records and provided some much-needed representation during the heyday of the DC Animated Universe. For years, people have been clamoring for a live-action treatment of Static, and with the discussion at DC FanDome this year, it looks like that day could be coming sooner than all the fans thought.
Comicbook.com’s Jamie Lovett talked about the announcement of a possible Static movie during DC FanDome this year.
He began, “Today during the surprise Milestone Comics panel at DC FanDome, Reginald Hudlin confirmed that there are talks taking place about developing a movie around the Milestone character Static. The character, previously featured in the animated series Static Shock, is one fo the character's from Milestone's Dakotaverse. Static is a teenager with electricity-based powers.”
“The news that these talks are taking place comes at the same time that DC Comics announced plans to digitize the long out-of-print original Milestone Comics and relaunch the line in February 2021,” Lovett continued. “Static was created by Milestone Comics founders Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle. Cowan appeared on the panel along with Hudlin, Static's voice actor Phil LaMarr, and moderator Marc Bernardin.”
“A new Static Shock digital series will be a part of the February Milestone Comics relaunch. The digital series will be followed by an original Static Shock graphic novel by Hudlin and Kyle Baker and the return of Static's fellow Milestone heroes Icon & Rocket, written by Hudlin and drawn by Cowan,” he added.
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Such a great job on this
I has so much fun doing storyboards on this show, especially on Dwayne McDuffie's "Static in Africa". https://t.co/eRG0nkTRvr— XMENDirector (@xmendirector) September 23, 2020
Watched this show ever Saturday morning https://t.co/5EGMWJ0Sev— John (@JGor492) September 23, 2020
Such a vibe
i’m gonna rewatch, it was a great show!! https://t.co/u5GfODSBvT— Jess 🛸 (@Suiisouu) September 23, 2020
Feel like dirt
20 YEARS!?! Jeez man.https://t.co/gg8jX3zDsZ— Claylex 🎮 (@Claylex1) September 23, 2020
Canceling it made no sense
Great cartoon. Society needs more voices from different backgrounds. Shouldn't have been canceled. https://t.co/P3cVwL9LUO— jason (@jasonwinterart) September 23, 2020
Static was so important
The show touched on lots of hot button topics like racism, gun violence etc while still remaining accessible to kids. Dwayne McDuffie was the truth. https://t.co/BpRN5TXkfL— BEN (@BLKSAMURAI) September 23, 2020
THE underrated gem of the DCAU; a really creative show with a lot of important content.
(both theme songs are awful though; don't @ me...) https://t.co/bycfDdhiH4— PAL (@Paladin4221) September 23, 2020