Geoff Johns Out as DC Entertainment President (Updated)
THR is reporting the news that Geoff Johns out as DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer, and he will be transitioning into a new role at the company as well as moving into more of a full-time writing role.
This move comes on the heels of Diane Nelson stepping away as president of DC Entertainment while a bigger shift in people has already been underway as Warner Bros., DC’s corporate sibling, promoted Walter Hamada to oversee its comic book movies in January. Hamada supplanted Johns, who the studio said would continue to advise on the creative direction of the productions.
As part of that shift, Jon Berg also exited as the co-head of the DC movies to become a production partner with Roy Lee, the producer of “The Lego Movie” and “It.”
Geoff Johns is an acclaimed writer and creative type, and this news is certainly going to strike a chord with the fans.
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Update: We’re now learning that Johns is also going to write the new GL Movie.
One of John’s first projects will be Green Lantern Corps, based on DC’s intergalactic police heroes which Johns is already very familiar with, having spent nine years writing Green Lantern comics and its spin-offs and publishing events. Johns will write the screenplay and act as one of the producers on the feature film. Johns is already writing and producing Wonder Woman 2 and will have a co-writing and executive producing credit on Aquaman, this year’s only DC offering that opens in December.