The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that comic book writer, Geoff Johns will step down from his position as the President and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. The writer was appointed as the CCO in 2010 and it had only been 2 years since he got presided as the President. While farewell’s bidden for Johns after serving in his post leaving a fabulous stamp at the comic book movie house,the reason for his sudden departure turns out to be more plausible in nature. Reports confirmed that Johns is planning on to make up with an exclusive writer-producer deal with both Warner Bros. and DC. The deal comes through Johns’ newly launched production banner Mad Ghost Productions where he’ll develop content for movies, TV, and comics that will allow him to continue working on current and reimagined properties while also coming up with new ones all together.
The first significant project to be born out from this deal would be the ambitious ‘Green Lantern Corps’ live-action movie. Geoff Johns will not only write the screenplay but also remains as one of the producers on the feature film. Currently,Johns also serves as the writer and producer for the upcoming Wonder Woman 2 and also has a co-writing and executive producing credit on James Wan’s Aquaman, which will hit the big screen on this December.
“I took on a role at DCE because I love the characters and this universe more than anything. But, I want to spend my days writing and on set. I’m thrilled to get back to a more hands-on creative role. It’s a dream job on dream projects, reaching even deeper into DC’s vast pantheon of characters.” – Geoff Johns
On the small screen business, Johns serves as the co-developer, executive producer, and writer of the first original series for the DC Universe digital service, Titans along with writing the Titans episode which will gets its own 13-episode original spin-off series for the streaming service. As per the latest news, renowned comic-artist Jim Lee will serve as the CCO of DC Entertainment.
Source – Collider, The Hollywood Reporter