Fan Film Shows Geek Love For Static Shock
Static Shock found a lot of love from cartoon fans and comic book enthusiasts when the animated series debuted in 2000 on the WB. Based on the Teen Titans character Static, an African-American teenager with the power to control static electricity and magnetism, Static Shock was geared towards a younger audience, and therefore dealt with much tamer topics than the comic book series.
This fan film was made in honor of creator Dwayne McDuffie (who passed away just over a year ago), and it looks to somehow combine the two sides of Static and pack plenty of power into a full length movie version.
The trailer doesn’t reveal very much, but I like the gritty style and the idea of showing Static learning to use his powers while wearing a crappy, homemade costume, all through the eyes of a news reporter.