Geoff Johns is stepping down as the president and chief creative officer of DC Entertainment to form a new production company, and current DC Comics publisher Jim Lee will replace him. "It's a dream job on dream projects, reaching even deeper into DC's vast pantheon of characters". There's been a fair amount of behind-the-scenes upheaval and restructuring on a number of levels: Chairman Toby Emmerich installed Walter Hamada as the studio's president of DC-based films production earlier this year; the division was originally created by the studio's executive vice president Jon Berg and DC chief content officer Geoff Johns. In addition, Johns plans to work on several other DC properties, the first being the Green Lantern Corps movie from Warner Brothers.
Geoff Johns is already quite busy as he's working as a writer and producer on the Wonder Woman sequel.
"Geoff is a super talented writer and truly embedded in the DC Universe and its characters", Warner Bros. "We look forward to working with him on "Green Lantern" and other projects going forward". And one of his first projects will be Warner Bros. But if you're a Johns fan, then fret not, because he will be stepping into a more hands-on role in some of the creative stuff that's coming out of DC. film. The move allows Johns, a superstar comics creator in his own right, to spend a whole lot more time creating instead of exec-ing. During his tenure, he oversaw the creation of mega-popular superhero television shows like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and more.
Johns is also heavily involved with the new DC Universe streaming service, as an executive producer on the Titans live-action series and the writer of the "Doom Patrol" episode that led to the upcoming spinoff series about DC's misfit heroes. But it sounds like Johns was itching to get back to being a pure creative, and in addition to his movie projects, he has even more DC projects in the works. And let's not forget his publishing duties, which will include continuing work on Doomsday Clock, an upcoming Shazam! series, Three Jokers with artist Jason Fabook, and a new pop-up slate focusing on lesser-known DC Universe characters and titles called The Killing Zone. Johns will also be writing a Shazam! comic book series scheduled to be out in the fall. His gravitation toward lower-level characters with unexplored and untapped potential has led to Johns now holding the No. 3 spot on the 100 most prolific DC comics writers list next to comic book legends Robert Kanigher and Gardner Fox.
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