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Static and Milestone heroes get an animated movie, with a live-action one in the works

Static Shock fans, rejoice

Static, Hardware and other Milestone superheroes in promotional art for an animated Milestone movie. Image: DC Comics
Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

Milestone Comics brass shared big news for Static and the rest of the superheroes of Dakota City at this weekend’s DC FanDome. Milestone characters are coming to animation for the first time since 2000’s Static Shock cartoon series, and a live action movie is gearing up as well.

In the Milestone segment of FanDome, producer Reggie Hudlin and Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan announced that Warner Bros. Animation — the division behind the multitude of DC Universe Animated Movies — is developing an animated film based on the Milestone superhero setting, written by Brandon Thomas (Hardware Season One, Aquaman: The Becoming). The film will feature “more than one character,” according to Cowan, indicating that it won’t just be the Virgil Hawkins/Static show — top Milestone characters include the Superman-reflecting Icon and Rocket, as well as the high-tech suit-wearing Hardware.

“This has been the thing that Milestone fans have been dreaming about for a long time, and we’re happy to give it to you, finally,” Cowan said.

Cowan and Hudlin also confirmed that Randy McKinnon (Grand Army) is developing a script for a live action Static Shock feature film, a joint production between Warner Bros. and Michael B. Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society.