Barbara Gordon and Virgil Hawkins could pave the way for DC projects on HBO Max.
A new report suggests that both Batgirl and Michael B Jordan’s Static Shock may debut on HBO Max instead of getting theatrical releases.
With HBO Max quickly becoming Warner Bros.’ new home for most of its upcoming releases, a report from The New York Times suggests the studio will release Batgirl and the Michael B Jordan-produced Static Shock on the streaming service instead of the traditional theatrical release. It follows the recent news that all of WB’s 2021 slate will arrive on HBO Max simultaneously with theatrical releases. The service is also obviously a priority for DC Films, with President Walter Hamada telling The NY Times “with every movie that we’re looking at now, we are thinking, ‘What’s the potential Max spinoff?’”
Batgirl has been in development for quite some time, with Joss Whedon attached to direct Barbara Gordon’s solo movie at one point. The Static Shock project was announced back at DC FanDome, with the news that Michael B Jordan will produce the movie arriving in October. Walter Hamada explained in the recent interview that DC Films is hoping to release four movies theatrically each year starting in 2022, as well as an extra two straight on HBO Max. The projects heading to the streaming service will apparently be riskier movies, like Batgirl and Static Shock.
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Here is the synopsis for the Static Shock animated series:
Based on characters from the DC Comics series, superhero Virgil Hawkins and his classmates confront real problems and issues faced by today’s teens: peer pressure, gangs and growing up in an ethnically diverse, urban neighborhood. But helping people and making a positive impact in his community gives a real charge to this newfound superhero in the animated adventures of Static Shock.
The animated Static Shock series featured the voicing talents of Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michele Morgan, and Crystal Scales.
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Source: NY Times
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