Report: Jaden Smith to Play Superhero Static Shock

Jaden Smith

Report: Jaden Smith to Play Superhero Static Shock

Actor Tyler James Williams confirms Smith's role in upcoming live-action series.

Published May 25, 2015

Jaden Smith will play superhero Static Shock in a forthcoming live-action series, actor Tyler James Williams inadvertently confirmed during a Comic-Con interview with Flicks and the City.  

The former Everybody Loves Chris-turned-Walking Dead actor mentioned Smith while discussing diversity in superhero characters. Williams noted that there are a lack of “young Black superheroes” just as two people in the background can be heard yelling out “Static Shock” and “Spider-Man.” 

He grins and replies, “It’s great to see Static Shock as Jaden. We’ll see which way Marvel decides to go with Spider-Man.”  


Static Shock is a Black teenage superhero with the power to control electricity. The character was introduced by DC Comics in 1993. Reports that Smith was up for the role began circulating last fall. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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