Geoff Johns’ recent promotion makes him DC Entertainment President
Geoff Johns is no stranger to Warner Bros. and DC movies. He was the co-producer of Green Lantern (2011) and executive producer of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Wonder Woman. He’ll also be producing the upcoming Justice League and The Flash films.
Warner Bros. has been receiving a lot of flak for its previous movies, Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. Now it looks like things are moving forward in terms of changes. We have reported before about Warner Bros. and DC giving Geoff Johns a bigger role, and now we have reports that he has been promoted to President of DC Entertainment. This could explain why the Justice League and Wonder Woman Comic-Con trailers have lighter tones.
According to Bleeding Cool, the promotion happened months ago.
“Apparently, this promotion happened a few months ago when his responsibilities were extended to co-running the DC film slate with Warner Bros studio’s Jon Berg, during the Batman v Superman fallout.
They just didn’t think to tell anyone.
He’s still listed as Chief Creative Officer on DC Comics’ indicia, including comic books out tomorrow.
You can see the current movie direction for Justice League and Wonder Woman as seen at San Diego Comic-Con as directly down to Geoff Johns, and his promotion from a mere CCO to P&CCO reflects this.”
Heroic Hollywood was also digging for more information and had its own sources confirming this.
“Although DC Entertainment declined to comment for this story when pressed, I was able to confirm the promotion through my own sourcing and it is indeed true!
Geoff Johns is not only Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment but President as well.”
With Johns having more input on the DC films, let’s hope he can turn things around for Warner Bros. and DC.
Suicide Squad is the next DC movie and it’ll be out in theaters on August 5, 2016. Wonder Woman is coming June 2, 2017; Justice League on November 17, 2017; and Aquaman on July 27, 2018.