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Jaden Smith to play Static Shock

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Jaden Smith will next star as Virgil Hawkins aka Static Shock, according to actor Tyler James Williams.

During an interview, Williams discussed his activity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the lack of young black superheroes, reported Ace Showbiz.

When Williams pointed out that "there aren't a lot of young, black comic book superheroes", two people in the background shouted "Spider-Man" and "Static Shock".

"The Walking Dead" actor then responded, "I don't know... What you're taking about. But yeah no, it's great to see Static Shock is happening with Jaden."

"We'll see what happens, in what way Marvel decides to go with 'Spider-Man'," he continued.

First Published: Mon, May 25 2015. 15:07 IST