Over a year ago, we learned that Geoff Johns, the Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics, had landed a huge role within the world of DC Films at Warner Bros. The acclaimed comic book writer would, with Warner executive Jon Berg, run the DC Films division together as the DC Extended Universe continues to grow.
Two months after that announcement, it was revealed that Johns would now also serve as the President of DC Entertainment. The summer of 2016 was a big one for DC Comics as the DC Rebirth initiative kicked off with a soft relaunch – not reboot – of its many titles. Johns wrote DC Universe: Rebirth #1, a special 80-page one shot that was the beginning of returning hope to the DC Universe while also celebrating the past, present and future.
Johns has been one busy man for the last year with overseeing the world of comics, television as well as the films, starting with Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. The Amazon Princess centered film hit theaters just a few weeks ago and is already off to a wonderful start. In terms of involvement, Johns served as an executive producer and co-writer on the project.
The Wrap recently spoke with Johns at the first Wonder Woman screening a few weeks ago as he elaborated on his influencing in the DCEU. When asked what essential part he brought from his DC Universe: Rebirth one-shot to DC Films, Johns explained that it was imperative to get to the essence of these beloved characters.
“Get to the essence of the character and make the movies fun. Just make sure that the characters are the characters with heart, humor, hope, heroics, and optimism at the base.”
As the DC Universe gets busier, so does Johns as he is currently working on the new Titans TV series with fellow executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. The show will debut sometime in 2018 on DC’s new untitled streaming service.
Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, is now playing in theaters.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League, starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane, hits theaters on Friday, November 17.
Source: The Wrap