Jada Pinkett Smith is getting very favorable reactions to her portrayal of original character Fish Mooney on Fox’s ‘Gotham’ series. And her husband Will’s name has been bandied about in relation to the role of Bronze Tiger in the proposed ‘Suicide Squad’ movie. Now a third member of the show biz clan may also be jumping into the DC pond. Warner Brothers is hoping to bring Static to life and are eying Will and Jada’s son Jaden (‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’, ‘The Karate Kid’, ‘After Earth’) to embody the show’s focal character Virgil Hawkins, a high school student who gains the ability to manipulate electricity.
The hero has already starred in a successful Saturday morning cartoon series entitled ‘Static Shock.’ It’s likely they will revive that title for the live action series which is slated to debut digitally and will be produced by Reginald Hudlin (‘Boondocks’, ‘Django Unchained’).
Smith has mainly focused on feature films but none of his movies have been massive successes, so a high profile role in a digital TV series may be a good career movie for the 16 year old.
After all, Jada Pinkett Smith has mainly focused on films as well before taking her scenery-chewing role on ‘Gotham’. Increasingly, big name film actors are taking to the small screen for juicier, more steady roles.
‘Static Shock’ would just be one of several DC projects that Warner Brothers is hoping to develop, both in live action and animation including an adaptation of the video game ‘Justice League: Gods And Monsters’ and a revisit to the classic ‘Batman: The Animated Series.’
What do you think? Will a ‘Static’ live action show fare better than the short-lived comic book? Is Jaden Smith a good choice to play the starring role?
Source: Cinema Blend