Geoff Johns To Take A More Active Role In Future DC Movies

Geoff Johns
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Along with a rebranding that will kick off with next week's DC Universe: Rebirth #1, The Hollywood Reporter suggests that DC will restructure its film side as well, giving Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns a larger role in shaping the future of DC's movies.

Johns's role at DC has provided him with an executive producer credit on feature films for a while now, but it's generally been understood that he was more active in television and print projects than on the movie side. When ComicBook.com spoke with Johns at the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice world premiere in March, he told us of big plans for Booster Gold, a character who, it has since been confirmed, has a film in development.

THR links the ascendance of Johns and Executive Vice President Jon Berg with the disappointing critical and financial performance of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which has earned about $900 million worldwide but failed to overtake Fox's low-budget superhero smash Deadpool at the domestic box office.

That isn't to say this is a move exclusively precipitated by Batman V Superman; as THR notes, this is one of a number of similar moves at Warner Bros. The traditionally filmmaker-friendly studio has had a series of high-profile bailouts recently (including Seth Grahame-Smith on The Flash), some of which have apparently cited a difficult path from conception to getting a film actually greenlit.