Jaden Smith as a superhero would be epic! After rumors buzzed that the actor was in talks for the titular role in ‘Static Shock,’ could it really be happening? Find out!
Get ready — Jaden Smith, 16, might just be our next superhero in live-action! The actor was rumored to be in the running for Static Shock last fall, and Walking Dead actor Tyler James Williams may have just confirmed that Jaden did indeed land the titular role in the live-action digital series. Watch his interview here!
Jaden Smith In ‘Static Shock?’ Watch Tyler James Williams Confirm
During a recent interview at Comic-Con, Tyler noted that “there aren’t many young, black comic book superheroes.”
When he’s interrupted by people shouting Static Shock and Spider-Man, Tyler says with a smile, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
If that wasn’t suspicious enough, he immediately follows with, “It’s great to see Static Shock is happening with Jaden.” (You can watch the exchange around 1:05.)
Back up — with Jaden?! It sounds like Tyler might have slipped and just confirmed Jaden is in fact, playing the superhero in the live-action series. Warner Bros. and DC have yet to officially confirm the news, however.
Jaden possibly hinted at the role himself when he went to prom wearing a full on BATMAN COSTUME. Seriously, he looked epic, donning a white batman suit, cape and mask!
We thought Jaden was just being Jaden at the time, but maybe he was giving us a major hint that he would soon be starring as a superhero!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you want Jaden to star in Static Shock? Do you think he’s officially in? Tell us your thoughts below!
— Julianne Ishler