Has Warner Bros. cast the lead star for their upcoming Static Shock live-action TV series? One actor seems to think so.
In an interview with Flicks And The City, The Walking Dead actor Tyler James Williams is asked about live-action black superheroes and answers matter-of-factly that he's looking forward to Jaden Smith playing Static Shock.
"I don't know... What you're taking about," the actor says initially, before opening up. "But yeah no, it's great to see Static Shock is happening with Jaden."
Take this one with a huge grain of salt, as Williams has no announced connection to Static Shock or to any of the producers involved with the show. See for yourself, however, around the 1:10 mark:
The live-action Static Shock digital series was first announced back in October, with Reginald Hudlin heading up the production as writer, producer and director. There had been fan speculation that Jaden Smith could be cast as the title role, although no substantial sources or trades have reported about any negotiations.
But interesting, it would play into a relationship Smith's family has with Warner Bros. His father, Will Smith, is playing Deadshot in 2016's Suicide Squad movie, and his mother Jada Pinkett-Smith plays Fish Mooney in the Fox television series Gotham. And coincidentally, a copy of the Static #1 comic book was a prop in Will Smith's 1990 television series Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, appearing framed in the family's residence.
But again, the source of this, actor Tyler James Williams, could just be picking up on the online speculation that Smith has been cast in the role.