CONFIRMED: Geoff Johns Is Now President As Well As Chief Creative Officer Of DC Entertainment

Geoff Johns

Earlier today Bleeding Cool ran the following story about Geoff Johns being recently promoted to President of DC Entertainment as well as Chief Creative Officer…

Apparently, this promotion happened a few months ago when his responsibilities were extended to co-running the DC film slate with Warner Bros studio’s Jon Berg, during  the Batman V Superman fallout.

They just didn’t think to tell anyone.

He’s still listed as Chief Creative Officer on DC Comics’ indicia, including comic books out tomorrow

You can see the current movie direction for Justice League and Wonder Woman as seen at San Diego Comic-Con as directly down to Geoff Johns, and his promotion from a mere CCO to P&CCO reflects this.

Although DC Entertainment declined to comment for this story when pressed, I was able to confirm the promotion through my own sourcing and it is indeed true!

Geoff Johns is not only Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment but President as well.

It’s the smart move on Warners part. You can see Geoff Johns fingerprints all over the upcoming DC Films slate. Geoff Johns has complete creative control on the upcoming standalone Batman film with director Ben Affleck who recently made comments to DC All Access about working with Johns.

Geoff Johns is a brilliant guy. I consider him to be the most valued resource on all things comic book, and every time I like something in the comic I always mention it he’s like oh yeah I wrote that. Now I just think he’s bulls******* me and he says he wrote everything. You know he and I are working together on something and I really am excited about it, and I love him, he’s the best.

John also has screenplay credit on the upcoming Wonder Woman and co-wrote the treatment for Aquaman with James Wan. Will Beall was recently hired to script Aquaman based off Johns & Wan’s treatment. As you can see, the Justice League is indeed in good hands.

SOURCE: Bleeding Cool

Umberto Gonzalez

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Umberto Gonzalez has been covering the fanboy beat & breaking scoops for 14 years with numerous Hollywood trade, newspaper, & magazine mentions to his credit.

  • Sammy Boy

    He seems to understand the characters, I’m looking forward to it.

    • xxjinzaxx

      That’s really an understatement. He’s done a lot of DC Comics.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Well let us pray that Geoff Johns can steer this rudderless S. S. MINNOW to the one thing that has eluded dceu since the ill-fated maiden voyage of mos – and that is the uncharted waters called SUCCESS!

    • Napi

      Ain’t funny

  • Gene Bartholomew

    a big thumbs up

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  • Nathan_12thMan

    This is the best news for the DC movie universe. The dude has clearly been the guy to be DC’s “Kevin Feige” for such a long time. Sad it took them this long.

    • SAMURAI36

      This has been in the works for a long time. He’s basically been holding down that role for the past couple of years now. It’s just that DC didn’t officially announce it.
      Also, shame on HH for quoting that Bleeding Fool article. Diane Nelson isn’t the President of DCE, she’s the resident of WBI, which DCE falls under.

      • Steve Steve

        Feige is a filmmaker who is making films. Johns is a comic writer who is making films. There is a comparison to be drawn, but to suggest that a more general role equates to a superior role is misguided. Feige is working in his area of expertise, Johns is filing roles he will have to grow into.

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  • Kevin Molina

    Doesn’t make a difference. DC has been established as the most hated live action comic book film company, and Geoff Johns won’t change that. It’s up to the fans and critics to change that. Geoff worked in BVS which wasn’t a fallout like the article says, and in DC’s Green Lantern in 2011 with lack of good results. People need to realize that DC needs to be DC and not someone else because the people that DC gets compared to get too much love.

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Fox

      • Kevin Molina

        Fox is a Marvel partner. DC is still the most hated.

        • Leguywhodrownedquiet

          Suicide squad might change that tho

        • SAMURAI36

          The money they’ve made doesn’t agree with you.

        • xxjinzaxx

          By who? You? Who stands to gain hating anything? Do explain.

      • Steve Steve

        Fox has Deadpool. That is the most-liked movie of 2016. It more than balances the scales against their mediocre outings.

    • Steve Steve

      I think Geoff Johns’ lack of filmmaking experience is a concern. WB prides themselves on their “filmmaker driven” model, which suggests that each film is the responsibility of the filmmaker group. That means that Green Lantern is the fault of Martin Campbell and the 162 producers. BvS is, therefore, the fault of the Snyders.

      Of course, we all know better. The WB executive level imposed a lot onto the filmmakers. If you’ve seen either film you will have observed the unnecessary, contrived, or completely out-of-place aspects of either film.

      Perhaps more adherence to the big-picture as managed by Johns will lead the DCEU out of their malaise and into the golden age that Marvel has already entered. We fans can only hope.

      • Kevin Molina

        But Johns was a project consultant on both films.

        • Steve Steve

          So you’re assuming his contributions were negative? Perhaps you should consider that at the time Green Lantern was made Johns had just executed a highly successful reboot of the Green Lantern mythology. It stands to reason that he was asked for his thoughts on the film. Now imagine that a group of veteran filmmakers (including a director fresh off, imo, the best Bond film ever) is taking notes from a mid-twenties comic book writer. Do you think they would build a film around his ideas, or do you think they politely listened and then immediately ignored his offerings?

          Johns has a role in the DCTVU (is that the proper acronym?). He had success in that medium, though Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and LoT are run by Berlanti and Kreisberg. Arrow season 1&2 were good-to-excellent, but Arrow seaon 3 saw a marked decline in quality as the duo shifted their focus onto The Flash season 1. I don’t like The Flash, but it is widely liked and considered the best of the DCTVU. The fact that the quality of the shows seems to follow the B&K duo suggests that Johns makes only small-to-moderate contributions to the DCTVU.

          Johns second feature film credit is BvS. BvS, of course, directed and produced by the Snyder power couple. Johns had contributed little to Green Lantern, and had only just begun his TV career when BvS began at WB. While his role may have grown over the three years of development, his contributions were likely more about wrangling an already out-of-control project than contributing to the original issues.

          It is fair to wait for the upcoming Justice League film and, more so, “The Batman” film to see what his true influence is.

        • SAMURAI36

          You really don’t know what you’re talking about. Johns had little to no creative pull on the GL film.

  • Steve Steve

    I’m not fan of his writing (it’s fine, just not to my tastes), but I am a big fan of a person with his canonical knowledge handling the over-arching story for the DCEU.

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  • Scott Forste

    bring back the continuity with there series’s and success that dc should earn and put marvel in its place and make comics great again

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  • Darthmanwe

    There is something which all the comments down below, fanboys and haters alike ( you know who you are, both groups) are missing.

    He is ONE man. And there is such a thing called being overworked and overbooked. So far, he has been revealed to have co-written scripts, working on DC movies with all the directors, handling the comic book rebirth and their follow-ups, had a hand in new toylines…

    I kinda fear for his sanity to be honest. And that mostly because you people.