The actor, is set to produce Warner Bros. and DC Comic’s film Static Shock, based on the DC and Milestone Comics character Static, The Hollywood Reporter first announced on Friday.
The star, who starred as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in 2015’s Fantastic Four, will join filmmaker Reginald Hudlin on the project.
“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that,” Jordan told THR. “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes; our community deserves that.”
Static first became widely known in the early-2000s animated series Static Shock.
The comic followed high school student Virgil Hawkins, who transforms into Static, a superhero with electromagnetic powers after he gets exposed to a strange gas.
The series gained traction for being one of the only animated shows with a Black leading character.
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