July 27, 2016: Geoff Johns Confirmed as President of DC Entertainment

Geoff-Johns-DC-Entertainment-PresidentWhile there’s been some talk about this over the past few days, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Geoff Johns, besides also being Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, also now holds the title of President of DCE.

Diane Nelson also remains President of DC Entertainment, while also being President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products and President and Chief Content Officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Johns, who started his career as a personal assistant to Richard Donner, became a fan-favorite comic book writer at DC Comics, and has seen his career and position within the company grow exponentially in recent years.

The new position comes six years after Johns – whose comic book writing resume includes a 50-issue stint on Justice League and lengthy runs on Green Lantern, The Flash and Justice Society of America – was named as the CCO of DC Entertainment, a position which saw him involved in the development of TV shows including The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow in addition to DC’s growing movie slate.

As his duties outside of comics grew, his comic book output decreased; in May, his final (for now) comic book titles were released: the 50th issue of Justice League and the oversized DC Universe: Rebirth special issue, which started a massively successful relaunch of DC’s superhero line in which creators worked with Johns to find new directions for the characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Arrow.

Congratulations to Geoff Johns on his new position. I think DC Entertainment and the future of the characters we love are in good hands.

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lovecats
Member

Congrats John, and when are you going to make Superman movies?

BMoore25
Guest

That’s a good question, and it’s soon I hope

Kal L
Member

Definitely a good move… This would explain reports that Geoff was telling writers to disregard what Didio would tell writers in the direction they should take their books in… So will Didio and Lee continue on to be co publishers?…

Also in regards to new Superman movies, I’d say that they would have something in the works for after Justice League… By the time JL part 2 comes out, Superman will have had made 4 appearances in the DCEU films. So we are still getting a healthy dose of the character on screen until his next movie is announced.

KANSAS-SUPERMAN
Member

Yes, I want more Superman movies, also would love to see a Superman animated movie or series. Tired of DC just putting out Batman shows, games etc.

Steve Wright
Editor

There are plenty of Animated Superman films out there. Superman: Doomsday and All Star Superman are just 2 of the many. Public Enemies is basically both of them. Superman Vs The Elite.

Although, I do agree that they need some cooler games with the character. you know what might explode his popularity? A Virtual Reality game where you play as superman.

Randarch
Member

I’ve got a good feeling about this!

KalWill
Member

Ok. If they decide to do a new superman movie, I’m all for it. Although I’d like to see them get back to Clark Kent at the DP as well. If they go that route how can they explain Clarks ressurrection?

Steve Wright
Editor

Time Travel. They have The Flash there that can alter the past, they have the Time Masters..and if they do the Multiverse story they could literally shake it all up.

NeoRanger
Member

Good, it was about time they got a pure comic book guy (or gal) there.

Clarkel
Guest

Meh. Don’t really want the fella responsible for the New 52, who said the GL movie and MOS were great, in charge of DC Entertainment.

Superdoc
Member

I struggle with this as well…. My understanding is that Johns was already heavily involved in all the movies, and especially Green Lantern…

I’m not sure this changes anything…

then again, I’ve been wrong before…Just ask my wife…

Clarkel
Guest
I’m not sure this changes anything… That’s what I mean, I don’t see how this really changes anything. If Didio & CO were gone, and we had the “old” Geoff Johns back (pre Flash: Rebirth), then maybe I could get more excited, but GJ has proved himself to be a “company man” for sometime now, so I don’t expect much to change… I do remember him telling Kevin Smith that Dan Didio and Jim Lee had to twist his arm to get him to agree to do New 52, but it doesn’t seem like he regrets it much these days.… Read more »
Ubermensch
Member

Then again, maybe he’s just agreed to go along with them long enough to get put in charge, and then he’ll restore the proper characterizations/personalities/costumes/look to the DCU, and provide more accurate directives to the movies!

…probably isn’t the case, but I can dream… ;)

I think you may have just stumbled upon John’s hero/anti-hero origin story. Awesome if true, but its probably not.

Steve Wright
Editor
People learn from mistakes. Look at Greg Berlanti. He wrote GL and now he’s created the DC TV Universe. There was also some corporate shilling to that. He’s not going to come out and say..”Yeah..GL is shite…..don’t bother” The new 52 was attempt to try something new and it failed. You can’t move forward without trying new things. He knows what he is talking about and he has a genuine LOVE for these characters. They need a unifying voice to run things and keep them in check. He is the only real choice on the DC side at this point.
Troy Cornelsen
Member

This is good news.

Kal-Ed
Member

Good call. He knows the DCU inside and out. He’s come a long way and he’s earned the big break.

liheibao
Member

Pre-N52, this would have been welcomed news. Now? Wait and see.

doomsday745
Member

Yea, feel the same way.

Supermaniac
Member

Why do you think Superman was impaled at the end of B v S? Two words: Geoff Johns. Why do you think Dr. Fate was impaled in an episode of Smallville? Two words: Geoff Johns. Who do you think was obsessed with chopping up Green Lanterns left and right? Two words: Geoff Johns. Who had a character vomiting blood on the cover of Green Lantern? Two words: Geoff Johns.
Put Geoff Johns in charge of horror comics, sure, but in charge of our super heroes? No thanks. Leave our super heroes alone.

Steve Wright
Editor

Great news. And I still say he has a sneaky plan for an eventual multiverse surprise. Why? Gut feeling…and Kevin Smith on one of his podcasts said that when he broached it during the filming of their DC special last spring he got a very odd quiet response…..it was cut from the broadcast.

I could be wrong, but I am going to keep saying this until they reboot everything..lol

NeoRanger
Member

Maybe Johns wants that, but they’ll stay a bit on the cautious time for now. For one thing, it’ll be easier to merge Supergirl with the rest of the DCTV (which causes obvious continuity problems) and they’ll probably wait and see what comes off of Marvel’s attempt.

Steve Wright
Editor

If JL is a hit then I think they move fwd with a multiverse. If it gets the same response that the theatrical cut of BvS got then I think they sTay separate because it will be EXPENSIVE to do it.

Kal L
Member

I just have a feeling that in Season 4 of The Flash, right around the time JL will premiere in theaters… Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen will either be seen via montage or he will actually make a small guest appearance in the show!

What would be even kooler, is that the Legends of Tomorrow crew run into the League somehow/way, so they cameo also!

cor2879
Member

This is great news. Rebirth has led to a renaissance of DC Comics and Geoff Johns is the godfather. Whatever sins he may have committed in bringing about the New 52 have been redeemed in my opinion.

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