I would pitch a movie for Static called "Return to Dakota". I'll would have some elements from his New 52 series while also adding some elements from the tv show and the original milestone run.
The story can be that currently, Virgil is having a hard time adjusting to his family's move to New York. Making things worse is that he's having a harder time fitting in while in New York than he originally did while he was in Dakota and his reception as Static hasn't been that warm among New Yorkers either. Regardless, Virgil is still hanging in there by keeping contact with his friends Frieda and Richie via skype. But for the past couple of months they've been telling him that Dakota has been in decline recently ever since he moved.It's going through a recession at the moment, people have been fleeing the city because of the fact that Bang Baby gangs are now larger and more powerful than ever, with Ebon and Holocausts respective gangs being the largest and they are currently caught in a turf war for the city. And what's worse is that the villains have been getting craftier and have actually managed to find ways to defeat heroes such as Icon and Hardware. With most of Dakota's heavy hitters in critical condition, Richie has had to find ways to slow the bad guys down as gear with She-Bang by his side, but no avail. Horrified by the state Dakota is in, Virgil Hawkins dons his old costume (that kind of looks like the one from the show) one summer, and makes the tough decision to run away to Dakota to rally up his old allies and stop Ebon and Holocaust before they fully turn Dakota into hell on earth.
I was hoping the comics would take the approach one of the recent Justice League movies did. His body is mostly scarred, but his midsection is intact. They just covered his body in machine parts. I hated how only his face was human. Like isn't he a biological being? if he eats and drinks, he wouldn't even have an organic body to process the food. It still kind of annoys me.
I do like his new, sleeker look based off what I've seen so far, more closely resembles his TV & classic 80s self, i.e. he appears to be part man, part machine instead of a human head attached to a robot body. I like the idea of there being more of his organic body left intact and his armor serving as a life support system, he just looks better that way instead of being all clunky and overloaded with metallic junk. And like you said, if he can eat and drink then he must still have a digestive system & all that entails too. He's still a bionic man, there's just more of his flesh & blood left over now than there was before & I think the look suits him, makes him look more heroic & less like a weapon of mass destruction lol, but still badass and high tech.
And judging from the cover of the upcoming Cyborg #6, things are looking to get even better for Cyborg!
So as most of you already know, Milestone is making a comeback as Earth-M. What are you hoping to see from Static in this new universe? I'm personally hoping they use some villains from the cartoon like Ebon and the rest of the Meta-Breed.