If, like me, you've found yourself bitterly disappointed by the news that Jaden Smith of After Earth fame will be playing Static Shock in the upcoming live-action adaptation from Warner Bros., then you should take a look at this amazing fan film. What makes this such a stand out short is that, rather than centering around a powered-up teenager, it stars an older Virgil Hawkins, who struggles to embrace his powers again following a tragedy. It also helps that the visual effects that are very well done for a low-budget fan-made film.
"Electrogenesis: A Static Shock Fan Film. Our film follows Virgil Hawkins at a time where he is not Static. A time between being just a normal teenager and a leader within the Justice League. It's a journey of a man who has forgotten his destiny, to his revival as the hero he was always meant to be."