Diane Nelson, the former CEO of DC Entertainment, recently threw some shade at Geoff Johns on her Twitter page.
After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted to negative reviews, Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg were installed to co-run the DC Films division at Warner Brothers. Geoff Johns and Jon Berg served as producers on Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but the disappointing box office performance and negative critical reception to the film resulted in Berg being replaced by Walter Hamada as the head of DC Films.
Geoff Johns is reportedly still working with Walter Hamada on future live-action DC projects, but many fans place some blame on him for Zack Snyder’s original vision for Justice League being dramatically altered due to Joss Whedon’s extensive reshoots on the project. One of those fans directed their grievances towards former DC Entertainment CEO Diane Nelson, who wrote an opinion piece defending the “repulsive” violence in the upcoming Warner Bros. film Joker.
After Diane Nelson shared the Joker article on social media, a fan responded by questioning why the former DC Entertainment CEO couldn’t defend Zack Snyder’s tonally dark vision for Justice League. A second fan commented by saying she was probably “too busy helping her buddy Geoff” destroy Snyder’s work, to which Nelson replied, “He’s no buddy of mine.”
Check out former DC Entertainment CEO Diane Nelson’s comment on Geoff Johns below.
He’s no buddy of mine.
— Diane Nelson (@dewnelson1) September 18, 2019
Warner Bros. and DC are currently developing several projects for the future. These projects include The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues next year with Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, followed by Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DCEU starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on DC and Geoff Johns as it develops!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.