Geoff Johns Says Batman V Superman Is the First DC Universe Movie

Geoff Johns
(Photo: Zach D. Roberts)

During a red carpet interview at Radio City Music Hall tonight, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns told ComicBook.com that he thinks of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice as the first true DC Universe movie.

"We're really excited about the movie," Johns said at the premiere for Batman V Superman earlier tonight. "To me, it's the first DC Universe movie because we see Batman and Superman finally meet and...some other stuff. So I'm really excited for people to see it."

Johns, who has written nearly every character in the DC Universe, went on to say that he's as excited as the fans are to see DC heroes take the screen together.

"As a fan -- you're a fan, too, so you know -- for all the fans who have read these stories, to see the characters up there for the first time together to me is magic. The fact that these movies feel like they're based on the comics more than anything else, that's what I'm excited about. We've got Suicide SquadWonder WomanJustice League obviously. It's going to be a good run."

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on Friday, after 6 p.m. screenings across the country on Thursday night. Check back later for more from our conversation with Geoff Johns, and more from the Batman V Superman red carpet.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

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4 Comments

    • Ryus
    • 204 Posts in 21 Months

    Translation: strike Man of Steel from your memories. Fair enough I supposs, had to strike the Star Wars prequels and Age of Ultron from my memory too...

    • CB125556
    • 67 Posts in 3 Months

    how rude of you Mr Johns....

  1. It's more of a "this is the first movie in the broader universe." As this movie touches on the events of Man of Steel, I don't think that you should strike anything from memory. Just like Age of Ultron can't be either. 

  2. Both Snyder and Goyer have always said that the events in Man of Steel tip off the shared universe so Man of Steel should have always been viewed as a 'prequel' of sorts. For anyone to say "strike Man of Steel from your memories", you're an utter idiot since BvS actually acknowledges MoS. Go watch Age of Ultron which strikes off Iron Man 3 from its memory, lmao.