Jaden Smith ("Karate Kid," "After Earth") is rumored to star as DC’s Virgil Hawkins/Static in Warner Bros.’ (WB) upcoming project, “Static Shock.” Read on for further details.
According to Comicbook.com, Smith will play the lead character of Virgil Hawkins and his superhero alter ego, Static. Hawkins is a teenager exposed to a mutagenic gas that swept the city of Dakota, infusing him with the ability to control electromagnetism.
It was also reported that the Smiths now have a bit of developing a working relationship with the studio, who has new projects for Jaden's parents — Jada Pinkett-Smith, a series regular on "Gotham," while Will Smith in negotiations for a role in the "Suicide Squad" pic.
Jaden Smith is known for his movie roles aside from the remake of "The Karate Kid." He had a few starring roles alongside his father in his debut film "The Pursuit of Happyness,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still" and “After Earth."
The character Static, which first appeared in 1993, was created by Dwayne McDuffie and John Paul Leon. It is the most famous character created by Milestone, who made a popular animated television series for the character in 2000 in Kids WB.
Aside from Static Shock, WB has unveiled other projects apart from the 10 DC titled pics they’ve announced earlier. The project announced includes the virtual reality interactive experience "Batman: The Animated Series Experience," “Critters” from the New Line Cinema franchise, comedy series “Ginger Snaps" and “Golden Revenge” animated series “Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles,” “Ouroboros,” "Veronica Mars" spin-off “Play It Again, Dick," “RejecTED" and an untitled "Mortal Kombat" project.
From these 10 projects, “Mortal Kombat,” “Justice League,” and “Play It Again, Dick” have series orders, with “Play It Again, Dick” has already been premiered.
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