Geoff Johns is toleave his role as DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer to purse a more creative position within the DC universe with the launch of his production company Mad Ghost Productions. Johns has struck a deal with Warner Bros. and DC as an exclusive writer and producer for their films, television series and comic books.
This news follows on the heels of Diana Nelson, DC Entertainment’s president, exit just last week. Publisher Jim Lee will be expanding his role to include the title and responsibilities of chief creative officer as well as continue to act as Publisher with Dan DiDio.
As part of the new deal, Green Lantern Corps is the first film Johns will be working on for Warner Bros. Pictures as a writer and producer. He is credited as a co-writer and executive producers on James Wan’s Aquaman set to release on December 21, 2018. Additionally, Johns is also a writer and executive producer on Patty Jenkin’s highly-anticipated sequel to Wonder Woman slated for November 2019. New Line’s Shazam! directed by David F. Sandberg is based on his original graphic novel and is scheduled to release in April 2019.
On the television side of things, he along with Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti co-developed, executive produced and wrote Titans the first original series for the upcoming DC Universe digital service. He also wrote the Titans episode Doom Patrol that is already set to receive its own 13-episode spinoff on the digital service.
A new Shazam comic book is set to be release this fall written by Johns. Under the banner “The Killing Zone,” Johns will be publishing comics based on new and lesser known DC characters and titles. He will continue writing the Doomsday Clock series illustrated by Gary Frank, which sees the DC universe colliding with the Watchmen universe. The series Three Jokers was announced with illustrator Jason Fabok – no release date has been announced.
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