DC’s Nikolas Draper-Ivey, a co-writer and artist on the comic book series Static: Shadows of Dakota, has assured fans the Static Shock movie hasn’t been harmed by the Warner Bros. Discovery merger.
It’s an uncertain time for DC Films. Following the Warner Bros. Discovery merger, the Leslie Grace-led Batgirl was swiftly canceled by the studio that apparently did not believe the film’s box office performance would outstrip the benefit it could deliver as a tax write-down.
While fans have worried for the future of the Static Shock movie being produced by Michael B. Jordan following the Batgirl cancellation, Draper-Ivey has suggested there is no cause for alarm over the film’s status at the studio.
Static Shock Still On Track At Warner Bros. Discovery?
While DC projects such as Wonder Twins, J.J. Abrams’ Constantine series, and Batman: Caped Crusader have suffered since the Warner Bros. Discovery merger, Nikolas Draper-Ivey has suggested all is well with Static Shock.
The film’s future may well hinge on whether DC Films is able to pursue plans for Michael B. Jordan’s Superman movie centered on Earth-23’s Superman, Calvin Ellis. If Warner Bros. Discovery burns that particular bridge with Jordan, he may be less inclined to pursue the development of Static Shock.
However, Nikolas Draper-Ivey has told fans not to worry and to “be patient,” implying Static Shock is still in the works at DC Films.
Draper-Ivey refused to provide too many details on the future of Static Shock, though he sounds confident there is no cause for panic. Whether this claim will hold up or whether Static Shock will end up joining DC’s numerous abandoned projects will likely be revealed once Warner Bros. Discovery confirms details of their new plan for their DC properties.
Here is the synopsis for DC’s next film, Black Adam:
“Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.”
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a script written by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, the DCEU film stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.
Black Adam opens in theaters on October 21, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of DC Films and Static Shock, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more original video content.