Static (Virgil Hawkins) would be the perfect film franchise (outside of Wonder Woman) to help get DC movies back on the right track and compete with Marvel.
- In being younger, the tone is guaranteed to be more light-hearted.
- Having a young superhero means you can introduce (and re-introduce) your other classic DC superheroes from the perspective of a young and idealistic kid who may look up to them.
- He’s the perfect answer to Spider-Man. In that both are high-school aged superheroes who live in the USA, but Static offers a completely different approach to the concept (for one, some of his fellow classmates get superpowers).
- Not only does he offer representation, but he offers it in a way that not even Marvel’s current line-up of black heroes does: He comes from an identifiable background. He’s not ex-military, he’s not the king of a nation, he’s just a kid living with his single father and sister.