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‘Ben 10′ Animation Writer Len Uhley Honored by Writers Guild

18 November 2014 10:53 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Len Uhley (“Ben 10,” “Static Shock,” “DuckTales”) has been selected as the recipient of the Writers Guild of America West’s animation writing award.

The award will be presented Wednesday by the Animation Writers Caucus in ceremonies at the WGA West headquarters in Los Angeles. Fellow honorees Stan Berkowitz and Alan Burnett will co-present.

Len Uhley is one of the finest choices the Animation Writers Caucus and the Guild could make for this award,” said Awc chair Craig Miller. “A talented writer with credits in both episodic and feature animation, he’s always been one of the most respected, nicest people in the industry, always willing to share his time and his advice, and a good friend to all – a truly deserving recipient of this award.”

Berkowitz noted that Uhley has shown a serious commitment to the union movement, adding, “We had to work hard to get those scripts covered by the WGA. »

- Dave McNary

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Michael Davis: The Milestone Contract

3 November 2014 3:10 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

As luck would have it I now know why I’m not mentioned as a co-creator of Static, although I created the Static universe from my own life story. I’ve just found the original Static Shock TV deal Milestone did with Warner Bros. and it explains everything.

Here, in its entirety, is the 1993 Milestone television deal for Static:

In the unlikely event that someone here in Hollywood decides it’s a good idea to develop a live action Static show, said show can Only be broadcasted on B.E.T.

The show must air after Sanford & Son but before Good Times. It is to be broadcasted at 2am every Mlk Day, but only during leap year. 

The role of Arnold Hawkins Aka Static must go to Gary Coleman and the role of Willis (formally Richie) must go to Todd Bridges. If one of those fine actors is dead or in »

- Michael Davis

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The Weekly Planet Podcast - Age Of Ultron & Best/Worst Trailers Of All Time

28 October 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Check out the embedded audio file below for The Weekly Planet's thoughts on the latest comic book movie and TV show news! Including Age Of Ultron, Static Shock, Gargoyles, Suicide Squad, The Crow, Woner Woman and more. Be sure to subscribe to of The Weekly Planet on iTunes and thanks for listening!     Subscribe to The Weekly Planet on iTunes or listen to it via direct download here. »

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Jaden Smith May Join DC Comics Static Shock

27 October 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith must be so proud of their son, Jaden Smith. Rumor has it that he is being considered for an upcoming role on Warner Bros. live action Static Shock. His possible role will be the lead teen, Virgil Hawkins. Virgil will be a gamer nerd whose love for electronics comes handy, as he has electromagnetic powers. The series was previous animated that aired on Disney Xd thanks to the New Zealand production company. Now it appears that Jaden may help bring to live action.

Jaden has some impressive movie credits to his name, despite of none of them being big earners. However, he seems ready to take on a new challenge and join his parents on having his run on TV. Right now, he is just trying to step out of his parents shadow and prove his critics wrong. So far not many people are excited »

- Sarah Peel

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Rumor: Warner Bros Eyeing Jaden Smith for Live-Action 'Static Shock'

27 October 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Last week, Warner Bros. announced its launched of Blue Ribbon, its digital production unit, as well as announced its first development slate, which includes a live-action version of "Static Shock," based on the late Dwayne McDuffie’s co-creation, "Static," about a teen hero (aka Virgil Ovid Hawkins) with electromagnetic powers, which Reginald Hudlin will lead the development of.  Denys Cowan, the man behind the original Static Shock animated series, which ran on the WB from 2000-04, is also working with Hudlin on the new series. File this one under "rumor" for now, but several sites have picked up the story originally »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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David S. Goyer reportedly developing Krypton TV series for Warner Bros.

27 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Not content with its four current TV shows – Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and Constantine – it seems like Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are keen to branch out furter with their small screen output.

Recently we’ve heard that live-action Supergirl and Static Shock shows are both in development, and now Bleeding Cool is reporting that a Superman prequel series entitled Krypton is in the works under David S. Goyer, whose recent DC credits include The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Constantine.

No further details are available at present, but one would assume that – as with Warner Bros. and DC’s other TV shows – it would be kept seperate from the fledgling DC Cinematic Universe, rather than serving as a prequel to Man of Steel.

How do you feel about a Krypton show? Let us know your thoughts…

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- Gary Collinson

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Static Shock: Live-Action Web Project in the Works

27 October 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Warner Bros. Announces Static Shock to Become Live-Action Web Series. Static Shock is about to make waves on the Web as Warner Bros. Digital Distribution announced that they would adapt the titular superhero as a live-action web series. According to Variety, Warner Bros. production company Blue Ribbon Content will [...]

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Rumor: Krypton TV Series in the Works From David Goyer

27 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The DC universe has been all over the small screen as of late. At present there’s The Flash and Arrow at The CW, Gotham at Fox, and Constantine at NBC, with Supergirl, Lucifer, iZombie and Static Shock all in development for the near future. And it seems there are still more DC characters coming to […]

The post Rumor: Krypton TV Series in the Works From David Goyer appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Jaden Smith Wanted For "Static Shock"?

27 October 2014 2:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the unexpected announcements of last week was that of a "Static Shock" digital series to be produced by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Now, Flickering Myth reports that "The Karate Kid" and "After Earth" star Jaden Smith is reportedly being eyed to play the title role of the electrically-charged DC comics hero in the live-action digital series.

Reginald Hudlin ("Django Unchained") is producing this story of an African-American teenager named Virgil Ovid Hawkins who can manipulate and create electricity.

This adaptation is part of Warners' recently announced Blue Ribbon Content initiative which also includes a reboot of the classic horror-comedy franchise "Critters".

This marks the third member of the Smith family to be linked to a DC project. Jaden's mother Jada-Pinkett Smith currently stars in Fox's "Gotham" while father Will Smith has been rumored for David Ayer's film adaptation of the "Suicide Squad" comics. »

- Garth Franklin

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Jaden Smith Being Eyed for 'Static Shock' Digital Series?

27 October 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Warner Bros. launched their new initiative Blue Ribbon Content, which will produce digital series' for the studio, one of which is Static Shock. Flickering Myth is now reporting that Jaden Smith is reportedly being eyed to play the electric superhero.

The actor's parents already have established relationships with Warner Bros. and DC, with his mother Jada Pinkett Smith playing gangster Fish Mooney on Fox and WB's Gotham, and his father Will Smith reportedly in talks to star in the studio's superhero ensemble Suicide Squad. It isn't known if Warner Bros. has officially offered the role to Jaden Smith at this time.

Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained) is producing the digital series, which centers on the African-American superhero Virgil Ovid Hawkins, a teenager who can manipulate and create electricity. No official story details have been released for the series, and it isn't known when production may begin.

Jaden Smith most recently starred in After Earth, »

- MovieWeb

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Rumor: WB Eyeing Jaden Smith For Static Shock Role

26 October 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

With Jada Pinkett Smith currently stealing scenes in Gotham and Will Smith supposedly close to signing on for the Suicide Squad movie, could Warner Bros. be looking for a Smith family hat-trick by casting their son Jaden as Static Shock? That's what Flickering Myth have heard at any rate...though do take it with a healthy pinch of that ever-ready salt. The other day it was announced that a live-action Static Shock digital series was in the works as part of an initiative dubbed "Blue Ribbon Content", with Django Unchained producer and Reginald Hudlin on board. Smith definitely has the Virgil Hawkins look down, but would he be a goof fit for the role? Well update if we manage to get any more info on this, but for now let us know what you think in the usual place. »

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Warner Bros. eyeing Jaden Smith for Static Shock?

26 October 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few days ago it was announced that, as part of a new digital initiative dubbed Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. would be making a live-action Static Shock digital series from Academy Award nominated Django Unchained producer and Boondocks executive producer Reginald Hudlin.

Now we’re getting word that Warner Bros. is already eyeing a young actor to play the electric DC superhero: Jaden Smith. Smith may have a few stinkers like After Earth under his belt, but his parents are already developing a bit of a working relationship with Warner Bros., now that Jada Pinkett Smith is on Gotham and Will Smith is in negotiations for Suicide Squad

The young Smith definitely has his foot in the door at the studio, so I could easily see him landing the part for that reason alone. He was on the rise until M. Night Shyamalan threw a $130 million wrench into his career, »

- James Garcia

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The Week in Spandex – Avengers: Age of Ultron, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Statick Shock, Superman Lives, Spawn and more

25 October 2014 5:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Big Hero 6, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, Shazam, The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Constantine, Static Shock, Batman 66, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes, Batman Triumphant, Superman Lives, Spawn and more….

Well, it’s certainly been a huge week for Marvel fans! Having announced that we’d get our first look at Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron during the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, Marvel were forced to act when the trailer leaked early, (via Hydra, no less!) prompting the studio to release an official version which went on to pull in an astonishing 35 million views in 24 hours, shattering the previous record »

- Gary Collinson

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Warner Bros. is Making a Live-Action Static Shock Series

24 October 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Not content to be left in the dust by Marvel with a zillion superhero shows on deck, DC is looking to add to its roster of Gotham and Constantine with another new live-action superhero show. And it’s probably not one you’re expecting. That’s right, if you can correctly read my title, you’ve figured out that it’s Static Shock coming to life on the small screen. The character had his own animated series for a while, and has bounced around from TV to comics, and has been seen as both a young teen and an old man in the DC universe. But I’m going to put my money on “young teen” for this project. Here’s what we know about it so far. “Static Shock” — Live-action series from Reginald Hudlin (producer of “Django Unchained,” writer-director of “House Party,” and exec producer-director of TV series “The Bernie Mac Show »

- Paul

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Michael Davis: I Am Static

23 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Twenty-one years ago, five friends, Denys Cowan, Derek Dingle, Dwayne McDuffie, Christopher Priest, and I partner to form Milestone Media. The Dakota Universe was born soon afterwards. There was one goal above all: to create a universe of good stories, well told, featuring characters of color.

We did, and when we did, comics changed.

Milestone was international news on a grand scale. That news rarely, if ever, just showcased one of us. We all had a hand in the creation of what may be the most influential, certainly the most successful, superhero universe featuring characters of color ever.

What we thought was a pretty good idea to create heroes of color became a cultural phenomenon and movement. Needless to say at the core of any real pop culture movement are its fans, and Milestone’s fans take their Milestone seriously.

I was counting on that when two weeks ago I »

- Michael Davis

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Marvelous DA7E 68: The Next Six Years' 40 SuperMovies

22 October 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome To Issue 68!

If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie/TV news, rumors, and speculation. 

This Week: We're not done sighing and looking into the future this week as it becomes immediately apparent I'll be writing these weekly columns about superhero movies until I die in the zombie apocalypse, which I'll hate because Walking Dead is over-rated garbage. That plus: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. shows Marvel's only progressive win.

I guess it’s best to start at the beginning for this week, and the beginning is the long view.

You and many others have probably stumbled across the infographic created by Comics Alliance’s graphic designer Dylan Todd who consolidated the upcoming slate of superhero movies over the next few years.

Sure, all of these entries might not be as exciting as the others.

Big Hero 6, the first »

- Da7e

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Warner Bros. Digital Division Developing Critters, Mortal Kombat and Static Shock Series

21 October 2014 6:50 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Warner Bros. just gave its new digital division a name and unveiled its first development slate to go along with it.  Blue Ribbon Content will focus on delivering short-form, live-action series under the guidance of Sam Register who assumed the role of President of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series back in April. Blue Ribbon’s got a lot going on, but the highlights include a new Mortal Kombat series, an adaptation of the comic Static and a new rendition of the cult classic Critters as well.  Hit the jump for more on all of them. Via THR, here’s what Register had to say about what Blue Ribbon’s got coming up: "We are tremendously excited about Blue Ribbon Content's initial slate of development projects, and we are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such a talented group of writers and producers on projects that they feel exceptionally passionate about. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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"Critters," "Static Shock" Get Web Reboots

21 October 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures have rebranded their digital production branch with the name Blue Ribbon Content. In the process, they've announced their entire slate of digital live-action short series including a bunch of freshly announced projects.

Two are particularly notable. The first is a reboot of the cult classic comedy/sci-fi/horror 1980s film franchise "Critters". Michael Jelenic & Aaron Horvath ("Teen Titans Go!") are penning a new web series about a group of malevolent carnivorous alien furballs from outer space and the bounty hunters in pursuit of them somewhere in rural Kansas.

The second is "Static Shock, a live-action adaptation of the DC Comics character and animated series "Static Shock". Reginald Hudlin heads up the creative team behind the project which will focus on Static, aka Virgil Ovid Hawkins, a high school student who gains a variety of electromagnetic powers and becomes a costumed crusader against crime.

Also freshly announced is »

- Garth Franklin

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'Static Shock' and 'Critters' Digital Series in Development

21 October 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Continuing its commitment to creating new and compelling programming for the digital marketplace, Warner Bros. announced today the name of its newly formed shortform series production unit and also unveiled its first slate of development projects. Blue Ribbon Content is the name of the recently created division, which is charged with developing and producing live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers.

All of the Studio's narrative shortform digital content will now be produced under the Blue Ribbon Content banner, which is headed up by Sam Register, who took oversight of digital development and production efforts upon being named President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series in April 2014. Register's team at Blue Ribbon Content also includes Andrew Mellett, Senior Vice President, Distribution and Strategy, who manages the new division's financial operations, oversees business affairs, »

- MovieWeb

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Live-action 'Static Shock,' 'Mortal Kombat' unveiled as part of WB digital slate

21 October 2014 3:22 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It's no Justice League announcement, but Warner Bros. isn't resting on the laurels of its burgeoning cinematic universe. The studio announced the new name of its digital unit and the live action and animated series it's developing. On Tuesday, the studio announced that the newly renamed Blue Ribbon Content division will be producing live-action versions of DC ComicsStatic Shock, the video game Mortal Kombat, and a host of other animated and live-action projects. Here is a full breakdown of those series as well as the other projects currently in development. 1. Batman: The Animated Series Experience: Warner Bros. has »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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