New Static Shock Movie Produced By Michael B. Jordan

WRITTEN BY CHASE BRIDGES

Static Shock was an animated series that aired from 2000-2004 based on the superhero comic book of the same name. It originally aired on The WB but in 2009 it started airing reruns on the new channel Disney XD.

That is where I fell in love with the show. I remember being about ten years old and seeing all of the commercials for the brand new Disney XD, and the first show that I saw on the channel was Static Shock. After I watched that first episode I was absolutely obsessed with this new superhero that I had never heard of.

The show is about Virgil Hawkins, a young African American teenager who is being raised by his father (a police officer) and his older sister. Virgil is a smart kid who stays out of trouble, until one day he gets beat up by Francis Stone, a gang leader with fire like hair and way too many muscles.

In order to be protected against anymore beat downs by Francis and his gang, Virgil is forced to join a rival gang. After joining the gang, Virgil finds himself at the wrong place at the wrong time and is involved in a giant gang fight at a chemical plant.

The police arrive to the gang war and accidentally cause an explosion with the chemicals. The chemicals spread across the area, infecting all of the people in the vicinity with super powers.

This event is later known as “The Big Bang” and it gave Virgil the ability to create, control, and manipulate electricity. After telling his best friend Richie about his new powers, they work together to help turn Virgil into Static Shock, a super hero who fights off other mutants effected the night of The Big Bang.

This character and show is so important, being one of the first mainstream animated series that starred an African American superhero. Giving tons of kids someone to look up to and love watching.

Michael B Jordan announcing that he is producing a Static Shock film is super exciting for fans of the comic books, animated series, and DC. Producing a mainstream super hero film starring an African American hero hasn’t been done since Marvel’s Black Panther. (2018)

After the death of Chadwick Boseman this year, the Static Shock film is something that is needed in the genre. Everyone deserves to have a hero to look up to, and Static Shock is the perfect hero to step up and do that.

A ton of people online are calling for Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas from Stranger Things) to play the role of Virgil/Static Shock in the film. Which I think would be an awesome choice. Jaden Smith has also been tied to the role in the past, and could possibly show interest in the role again.

No matter who plays the role, the idea of seeing this super fun story come to life on the big screen is something I can’t wait to see. In the comics, Static has become something of a fan favorite, even seeing him cross over with huge heroes like Batman, and the Teen Titans.

He is written as a DC version of Spider-Man, with his quick witted jokes and fun teenage shenanigans. The character has one of my favorite origin stories of any hero, and I can’t wait to see what they can do with a big budget.

Are you excited for a Static Shock movie? Do you think he will be introduced into the DCEU or have his own separate universe? Who do you want to see in the role of Static? Tell us about it!

GRACE BENNETT’S HALLOWEEN-A-THON | WATCH ALONG THIS MONTH

WRITTEN BY CHASE BRIDGES

It’s October 1st, which means that it is officially Halloween. Right? Every year our resident horror fanatic, Grace Bennett, creates her Halloween-a-thon schedule! Every night of October is paired with a horror or halloween film to really make the most of the spookiest time of the year.

If you want to participate in the Halloween-a-thon this year, here’s what we are watching every night! If you do end up watching along, be sure to tell us about it on Twitter or Instagram!

OCTOBER 1ST – hocus pocus

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OCTOBER 2ND- escape room

OCTOBER 3RD – the creature from the black lagoon

OCTOBER 4TH – haunted mansion

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OCTOBER 5TH – scooby doo

OCTOBER 6TH – sweeney todd

OCTOBER 7TH – halloweentown

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OCTOBER 8TH – the thing

OCTOBER 9TH – clue

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OCTOBER 10TH – get out

OCTOBER 11TH – corpse bride

OCTOBER 12TH – it

OCTOBER 13TH – friday the 13th

OCTOBER 14TH – pet semetary

OCTOBER 15TH – what we do in the shadows

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OCTOBER 16TH – poltergeist

OCTOBER 17TH – the shining

OCTOBER 18TH – night of the living dead

OCTOBER 19TH – ghostbusters

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OCTOBER 20TH – ready or not

OCTOBER 21ST – beetlejuice

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OCTOBER 22ND – scream

OCTOBER 23RD – candyman

OCTOBER 24TH – the nightmare before christmas

OCTOBER 25TH – the ring

OCTOBER 26TH – house on haunted hill

OCTOBER 27TH – nightmare on elm street

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OCTOBER 28TH – silence of the lambs

OCTOBER 29TH – hereditary

OCTOBER 30TH – cabin in the woods

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OCTOBER 31ST – halloween

Have fun watching this collection of horror classics, and fun family films! We know we will be having a blast!

Vince Vaughn’s ‘Freaky’ Return To The Big Screen

written by grace bennett

I know.  You’ve all been wondering the same thing I have. Where the heck is Vince Vaughn? The actor known for comedic roles in films such as Dodgeball (2004) and Wedding Crashers (2005) has been missing from pop culture as of late.

Well, luckily, God has answered our prayers and brought our favorite tall funnyman back to screens, but not how you’d think.

Early this September, the trailer for Blumhouse’s new horror feature, FREAKY, appeared on the internet featuring Vince Vaughn as a killer that trades bodies with a high school nobody. Vaughn seems to be taking on a Jack Black Jumanji-type role, in which he is tasked with playing a high school girl trapped inside of a grown man’s body. 

After switching bodies under mysterious circumstances, Vince Vaughn’s character is tasked with making things right while her killer is waltzing around in her female body and killing her fellow students left and right. 

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From the trailer, one can see that Vince wears this character well. Even Stephen King was praising the actor stating that Vaughn “has GOT to get nominated for an Academy Award.”

The new Universal and Blumhouse film is set to hit the theaters Friday, November 13, 2020. Our expectations are high, Vince. Please do not disappoint us. We doubt that you will.

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 Are you excited for the movie? Do you have reservations? Tell us about it!