Rumor: Jaden Smith Set to Play STATIC SHOCK

DC Comics’ Black Teenage Hero

Jaden Smith, the son of Suicide Squad star Will Smith, has been rumored to be taking on the role of DC Comics’ first black teenage hero, Static Shock in the upcoming live-action series.

In a recent Comic-Con interview, “The Walking Dead” actor Tyler James Williams linked him to the project. Asked about the lack of black superheroes in Hollywood, Williams alluded to Marvel’s black Spider-Man role of his own and he also expressed content with Smith’s role.

“It’s great to see Static Shock is happening with Jaden.”

It helps bolster the rumor from last fall and suggests that “Static Shock” is still in development, but take this with huge grains of salt. He was actually interrupted by two people in the crowd who shouted “Static Shock” and “Spider-Man.” Take a listen below.

If rumor proves true this would be a price we must pay for Will Smith being in Suicide Squad. But who knows, Jaden might kill it. The show is being developed by Django Unchained producer Reginald Hudlin. Warner Bros. and DC Comics haven’t officially confirmed the project yet.

Static Shock is a comic book created in 1993 and was adapted into an animated TV series in 2000. It features Static, an African-American student, who was exposed to an experimental mutagen, leaving him with the power to control electricity.