May 18, 2016: Geoff Johns to Co-Run DC Films

warner_bros-_pictures_logo-bigAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg have been elevated to co-runners of the DC Universe of films.

Current executive vp Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, DC’s chief content officer who successfully launched the comics label’s foray into television, will co-run DC Films, according to multiple sources.

Berg was already working on BvS, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League. He also is a conduit to Ben Affleck, having worked with the actor-filmmaker on Argo and Live by Night, the crime thriller Affleck recently wrapped as director, writer and star for the studio.

Comics writer-turned-exec Johns, meanwhile, masterminded the ascension of shows such as Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl and is the writer behind DC’s upcoming Rebirth, the publishing side’s reboot of its titles that will play out over the summer months. He is not leaving DC, according to sources, but adding film to his portfolio.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter