Caleb McLaughlin, best known for his role as Lucas Sinclair on Stranger Things, has said that he’s down to portray DC’s Static in a future project.
As part of an extensive Q&A session at Heroes Comic Con Belgium 2022 in Brussels, per Insert Coin, McLaughlin revealed his aspirations to play the superhero, who notably appeared in the animated series Static Shock. When asked what movie roles he’s interested in, McLaughlin said he’s eager to get involved in the world of superhero films.
"What other movie would I like… I want to do a superhero film. I would love to play Static Shock honestly,” he said, per Screen Rant. “I would want to do something like a superhero, or even something… it doesn’t matter. I’m really open to being any character. I feel like I can play anybody honestly. It really—I feel like how I pick my films is really what speaks to me. Also, I’m also developing other projects myself that will be coming out. Not soon, but soon. But yeah, it really doesn’t matter actually. It’s just whatever, like, project speaks to me and my creativity."
DC announced plans for a Static Shock film in August 2020 at DC FanDome, although no further details about the project were revealed. Michael B. Jordan is on board as a producer for the film, which currently doesn’t have a release date. “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes,” Jordan said at the time. The last update for Static Shock came last year when Safety writer Randy McKinnon was hired to pen its script.