Geoff Johns has done some amazing things at DC Entertainment. He’s written long runs in comics and has revitalized numerous characters. Since becoming the President and Chief Creative Office of DC Entertainment, his time has been divided between writing comics and overseeing the development of several television shows including The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and others. He’s also been an executive producer and writer for the “Doom Patrol” episode for the Titans series on the upcoming DC Universe digital service.
Through a press release, it’s been announced his role at DC and Warner Bros. will be changing.
Johns is launching Mad Ghost Productions and is entering an exclusive writer/producer deal with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Through the new production company, he will create content for different divisions of Warner Bros. (including film, television, and comics). This will result in Johns moving away from his previous position, and DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee will expand his role to take on those duties of the chief creative officer. Lee will continue to serve as co-publisher with Dan DiDio.
One of Johns’ first film projects will be Green Lantern Corps for Warner Bros. Johns will write and be a producer for the film. He is currently writing and executive producing the Wonder Woman sequel with director Patty Jenkins.
In the comic section, Johns will be working under the “Killing Zone” banner focusing on new and lesser known DC Comics characters. He’ll be writing a Shazam! series, which is scheduled for the fall. He is currently working on the Watchmen-related series Doomsday Clock with Gary Frank. We’ll also be getting some answers about the Joker in the upcoming “Three Jokers” illustrated by Jason Fabok.
Johns released the following statement:
“I took on a role at DCE because I love the characters and this universe more than anything. But, I want to spend my days writing and on set. I’m thrilled to get back to a more hands-on creative role. It’s a dream job on dream projects, reaching even deeper into DC’s vast pantheon of characters. I’m also excited to continue to work with the amazing team at DCE and my colleagues at Warner Bros.”
This is all great news. With Johns track record of building up and revitalizing new and established characters, DC and Warner Bros. is in safe hands.