Geoff Johns On His New Job With Ben Affleck

Geoff  Johns

So you may remember the internet going crazy recently with the news that Warner Bros. were shaking things up in the DC department and part of that meant a new job role for DC Comics’ Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. In talking to recently, Johns explained his current job;

“My job [at the moment] is to help other Warner Brothers divisions work with DC. I work with Warner TV and producers to get these shows up and running, in particular with The Flash, where I co-created the show, wrote a few episodes, wrote the pilot episode. I work with other people, Ames Kirshen in games, the studios like Rocksteady and Netherrealm, go in there on character choices, story they’re going to do and brainstorm on that, try to keep it true to comics”

But when he was asked about his excited new role;

“I do get to say I’m working on Batman with Ben Affleck. That gets the Thanksgiving table excited, especially my brother!”

It seems Geoff Johns is as excited as we are that he’s working with Affleck on Batman. It’s great to see Academy Award winning talent working on a Batman film with arguably the most educated man on the planet in the DC Universe.

We will have to wait until Warner Bros. put an official date on the Batman solo film before we can start counting down the days, but rest assured it’s coming!


Tommy Terry-Green

Tommy Terry-Green

Tommy is a Staff Writer at Heroic Hollywood from London, UK. He also co-founded GEEKSPACE and writes for Generation Comics.

  • Edberg

    Can we trust him?!! I hope so.

    • SAMURAI36

      If you know his body of work, then you’d already know the answer to that.

  • Carl

    Sounds like he is taking claim for everything great from DC on TV and in games. I hope that’s the case and he applies that magic to the movies.

    • SAMURAI36

      There would be no DCTV without him. Just like there would be no video games. There probably wouldn’t be a DCEU either. There’s a lot of stuff on the animation side that he’s responsible for as well.
      I keep telling people that Geoff’s hand is long. That’s why I know that he’s been a major contributor from the start.

      • Carl

        There’d be no DCTV without Berlanti or no games without Netherealm and Rocksteady. I’m not saying he isn’t a big part, he may be the biggest but the quote was a bit off to me. If he can turn around the DCEU then I’ll give him all the props in the world. lol

        • SAMURAI36

          Not sure what’s “off” about it. And you do realize that Berlanti is only presiding over half of DCTV, right? He has nothing to do with Gotham, Lucifer, Preacher, I-Zombie, Powerless, & other upcoming shows.

          Also, WB owns Netherealm, so here’s that.

          The only thing that’s “off” here, is you trying to chant the man’s accomplishments down, for some strange reason. I’m pretty sure he knows his job description better than you do. He’s only been doing it for over half a decade.

          • Carl

            As always you don’t comprehend my comments.

            I said what was off in my original comment. He sounds like he is taking responsibility for everything great. Clearly he is also involved in some of the bad stuff.

            The guy has done a lot of great work and I hope that shows in the future of DC Films.

          • SAMURAI36

            Perhaps I would have comprehended, if you actually wrote something to comprehend. You tried to throw a backhanded statement about Johns, & got checked on it.

            That’s just you making something out of nothing. You’re trying to imply some sort of disingenuous intent on his part. He’s involved in ALL of DC multimedia; whether it’s good or bad is A) in the eye of the beholder, & B) irrespective of his job title.

            All he did was give a quick run down of his resume. You’re expecting a detailed version of it? This was a 2 minute interview, not a board of directors debriefing.

            It was you that was trying to negate his involvement in DCTV & video games. If he was only trying “claim the great stuff” why didn’t he claim the animation side? He’s clearly involved in that as well.

          • Carl

            Man, I really liked it better when you were ignoring me. Your ridiculous comments are so tedious.

          • SAMURAI36

            Me ignoring you was for my benefit, not yours. And it definitely was not for you to get away with saying stupid things.

          • SAMURAI36

            Not to mention, it sounds like you (like many others) don’t even know, realize, or understand the scope of Johns’ duties at DC, both before he was appointed as head of DC films, as well as after. Thus, your comments are made out of complete ignorance.

            I, on the other hand, have been following his career since he first came to DC 20 years ago, up to now.

            And, as I said, there wouldn’t be a DCEU if it weren’t for him.
            Johns told me to tell you, “you’re welcome”.

    • Steve Steve

      Really? It sounds to me like he is explaining his past contributions to the DC brand. This kind of information is important, as it appears Johns will be the face of the DCEU going forward. He just seems to be introducing himself to the public.

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