static shock live action

gabbyglamm  asked:

I plan on writing a book set in the 90's either 1996 or 1997 the characters are black woman and an Indian woman. I have some info on 90's fashion and news but I want to know more from the point of view during that time?

90s Points Of View: Researching (USA)

God damn I feel old.

Well, read and watch movies from the 1990s and especially look for comedy acts made in the 1990s because comedy will explicitly look at what’s going on in the present-day, be it values or issues. 

If you have your book set in a certain location, read and watch movies made by people from that area in the 1990s. Colette would like to note to try to find perspectives from specifically Black and Indian women as well. 

Regardless of when these stories take place, they will often reflect the issues of the cultures and times they were created in. 

If there are cult films, then you’re in luck, because they’re cult since they resonated so well with the spirit of the times… Here’s a list of things specific to the United States since I don’t know about outside of my personal experience:

Our cartoons had two strong genres I don’t see in cartoons from the 2000s or 2010s: “Dsyfunctional Shock Value” and “Urban Childhood.” 

Kayfabe Was Alive: Dude, this is when professional wrestling was a big goddamn deal and it was REAL TO ME, DAMMIT. 

Dysfunctional Cartoons: Until the 90s, we were still using the whole ‘American Dream, Leave It To Beaver’ family casting standard.  The Simpsons broke that deliberately, and we were fascinated with it, and so so many, so many shows came out of that; we went to great lengths to be shocking or dysfunctional, that was the new trend.  The cartoons that are famous from that include The Simpsons (the groundbreaker), South Park, and Ren & Stimpy.  You’ll see watered-down versions of this Dysfunctional Cartoons genre in examples like CatDog and Rocko’s Modern Life. 

Urban Childhood: Another strong genre from the 90s that sold very well focused on growing up in cities.  Animated Examples: Arthur, Hey Arnold, Doug, Static Shock.  Live Action Examples: Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and Sister Sister.  If you want to watch these cartoons, just tune into TeenNick on any weeknight when they air The Splat.

Pop-Culture Riddled, Political Commentary Cartoons: Warner Brothers’ Animaniacs series and its related subshows (Goodfeathers, Pinky And The Brain, Aunt Slappy) were a sort of compliment to the ‘dysfunctional’ humor and are absolutely riddled with pop culture references for you to enjoy.  Goodfeathers itself is a reference to the Goodfellas movie (1990).

Authors who boomed in the 90s: John Grisham, JK Rowling, Douglas Coupland,  Arthur Golden, Irvine Welsh, Terry McMillan, Steven King.

Some 90s Cult Films:

  • The Matrix
  • Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
  • Dazed And Confused
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • A Night At The Roxbury
  • The Parent Trap
  • Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead
  • Romeo + Juliet
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Titanic

And there’s the Disney Renaissance (Mulan, Aladdin, etc.) and Don Bluth Studios (Anastasia, Secret of NIMH, etc.) to look at.

- Rodríguez

Live Action 'Static Shock' Announced by Warner Bros.

In light of the recent Wonder Woman, Justice League, Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, Suicide Squad, and Shazam films coming to the big screen over the next six years–DC Comics and Warner Bros. have announced that ‘Static Shock’ will also be getting the live action treatment.

Writer/producer/director Reginald Hudlin leads the creative team behind a live-action adaptation of 'Static Shock’, featuring the super hero Static, aka Virgil Ovid Hawkins. Based on the Static comic published by DC Comics.

With both DC and Marvel going full blast on the big screen and television, could we as a culture finally reach this long-talked about–though yet to have occurred–superhero fatigue? 

anonymous asked:

I agree with that last anon, but on a larger scale. We need more Static in general. Why is this guy not on the Flash? He'd be so perfect for the Flash.

I agree The Flash is the perfect setting to introduce Static, but I’m mostly exited and hopeful on the live action version on the works by Warner Bros’ Digital Programming

Writer/producer/director Reginald Hudlin (Best Picture Oscar nominee for producing Django Unchained) leads the creative team behind a live-action adaptation of Static Shock, featuring the African-American super hero Static, aka Virgil Ovid Hawkins.

Static Shock is based on the Static comic co-created by the late Dwayne McDuffie with co-writer Robert L. Washington III and artist John Paul Leon, which was originally published by the DC Comics imprint Milestone Comics and, later, by DC Comics. Milestone Media co-founder/comic book artist/TV producer Denys Cowan (the originalStatic Shock animated series) is collaborating with Hudlin on the newStatic Shock.

WB Digital Division Announces “Static Shock” Live-Action Project

Warner Bros’ recently launched digital series production unit, which encompasses short-form content from all divisions of the company, has unveiled its inaugural slate. Named Blue Ribbon Content, the unit, headed up by Sam Register, is charged with developing and producing primarily live-action series for digital platforms.

Its first projects include a new live-action Mortal Kombat series, which has been greenlighted, as well as a live-action Static Shock series in development, produced by Reginald Hudlin and a project from Akiva Goldsman

Static Shock is based on the Static comic co-created by the late Dwayne McDuffie with co-writer Robert L. Washington III and artist John Paul Leon, which was originally published by the DC Comics imprint Milestone Comics and, later, by DC Comics. Milestone Media co-founder/comic book artist/TV producer Denys Cowan (the original Static Shock animated series) is collaborating with Hudlin on the new Static Shock.

The aforementioned animated version of Static Shock previously aired for four seasons during the Saturday morning Kids’ WB! programming block on The WB Network from 2000–2004.

WB Developing Live-Action ‘Static Shock’ Series and More DC Comics Spinoffs for Digital Platforms

Warner Bros. announced Blue Ribbon Content, its new digital short-form studio that will produce a number of live-action and animated series to debut on digital platforms.

The most exciting of its announced offerings, which will include a number of DC Comics spinoffs, is a live-action 'Static Shock’ series. The property tells the story of Virgil Hawkins, an inner-city kid who is exposed to a mutagenic gas, transforming him into Static, the cocky hero with mastery over electromagnetism. 

In addition to the comics, 'Static Shock’ had a run as a Kids WB! series in the early '00s, in which actor Phil LaMarr voiced Static.

In addition to the live-action 'Static Shock’ series, Blue Ribbon Content will also produce a new 'Mortal Combat’ series, a virtual reality 'Batman: The Animated Series’ experience, and “multiple projects” centered on DC Comics characters. 

Between Chadwick Boseman preparing to wear the cowl of Black Panther, stage actor Ray Fisher becoming the fan favorite Cyborg in Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and a solo Cyborg film in 2020, Warner Bros/Blue Ribbon’s announcement of a live-action Static Shock digital series from producers Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan, and seeing Anthony Mackie flying high as Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it’s pretty nice to see Black comic faces out in the mainstream.

This is a great time to be a fan of these characters.

But I have to ask where are my sisters?

Besides Halle Berry as Storm in the X-films, Jada Pinkett-Smith as crime boss Fish Mooney on Gotham and Candice Patton’s Iris West on The Flash, Black females are very rare in comic-themed productions  these days. Marvel has a huge selection of heroines who could easily fit into the stories, most notably Misty Knight, Monica Rambeau (I swear, if she’s not in the Captain Marvel film in any capacity, I’m going to scream), Monet St. Croix, Miss America Chavez, and Tamara Devoux (the current host of Captain Universe), among others.

DC … eh, not so many, especially since they retconned the Pierce sisters Thunder and Lightning, Dr. Mid-Night, Natasha Irons, and Pantha and benched Vixen, who is probably the fifth highest profile heroine in the public eye outside of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, and Lois Lane. There is a new Power Girl in the main universe who’s ready to break out soon.

Still, where are the Black heroines on the big screen?


I agree with #Oscarsissowhite but if Jada and her family are going to be talking about representation. Then why isn’t she other black actors talking about representation in black hollywood. From what I’ve seen we have the same light skinned black actors starring in the same type of movies and constantly being recycled. I seem to be the only person who has a problem with Will Smith being casted as the doctor in the movie Concussion. He looks nothing like the actual doctor, who is dark skinned and shorter than he is.  As well as his son Jaden being rumored to be in a live action of Static Shock, when again that character is dark skinned. We talk about how representation is important to not only the black community and other poc communities but we often settle for the lighter/ mixed people in the entertainment industry.


New trailer of Static Shock Fan Film!


We are almost ready to premiere there is just one final scene to edit and score if we arn’t done by the 5th then expect it it to be up by the 10th. We thanks you all for al of ur dedication and support over this past year :) so heres a  sweet trailer to start off 2013 and get yall pumped lets see how many views this its b4 the Premiere! ;)


S“Never think you’ve seen the last of anything.”
-Eudora Welty

I’ve always wanted to see a Static Shock fan edit so I did one. This is my first edit and after spending so much time putting it together I can’t even tell whether I like it or not. I was inspired by EditNinja’s fan done short stories. It was difficult to find footage so Virgil and Richie don’t make as big of an appearance in this as I would’ve liked them to have. Hopefully the end doesn’t confuse anyone. I used scenes from The Matrix to represent the Night-Breed but those boots that end the short do represent Static. If you have any suggestions on how this edit could’ve been better, I’d be more than happy to know what you guys think.

This was submitted to us by Timothy  and i find it awesome! iv always wanted to see something like this :) hope yall enjoy!


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