Static Shock Could Probably Appear in Black Lightning
It looks like we may possibly get another superhero to join the likes of Black Lightning. Co-showrunner Salim Akil has hinted at the possibility for Static Shock to appear alongside Cress Williams’s Jefferson Pierce. We also might get to see some crossovers with the Arrowverse.
Starting early next year, Black Lightning will be making its debut, however the show will not be set in the Arrowverse. So don’t expect Arrow and/or The Flash to suddenly show up in the series. One name that Salim has said who could go toe-to-toe with Black Lightning. That superhero is none other than Static Shock, a superhero who never got a chance to go into live action for a few years. Speaking with ComicBookMovie, he said, “I love the idea of Static Shock, and in success, hopefully, we’ll be able to pull other characters in that way. So I’m holding out hope because I love that character.” It would be pretty cool to see the character make his first live-action appearance since he hasn’t been used so far.
Regarding the possibility of having Black Lightning crossing paths with heroes from the Arrowverse, Akil explained, “The storytelling is a little bit more political. It’s topical, and it’s a little grittier. It doesn’t mean that down the road there won’t be visits.” So if the show is successful, a crossover could possibly happen. What do you guys think? Would you like to see Static Shock team up with Black Lightning?
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