There has been another shake up within Warner Bros. DC President and chief creative officer Geoff Johns is stepping down from his position while taking up another role as a writer and producer of various other projects. One of the projects he will partake in is serving as the writer and producer for the long-rumored Green Lantern Corps.
The new role will give Johns more time to focus on content creation, starting with working on the script for Green Lantern Corps. As the DCEU has developed with the likes of Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman, a movie focusing on Green Lantern has been tossed around, but it always seemed to be on the backburner for Warner Bros. Hopefully that changes with Johns coming aboard.
Johns will also serve producer for the film that will take a more overarching take on the Green Lantern Corps. It is reported that both Hal Jordan, the protagonist of the ill-fated Ryan Reynolds adaptation, and John Stewart will be in the movie.
Even though Geoff Johns has joined the project, the project still doesn’t have a director, cast or release date, so it’s still early on in the development cycle.
Beyond the big screen DC projects, Johns still has his hands in many projects on the smaller screen and in books. He’s writing a new Shazam! animated series and a Three Jokers book.
Here is Geoff Johns’ comments on the transition:
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. I’m also excited to continue to work with the amazing team at DCE and my colleagues at Warner Bros.
Next up in the DCEU is Aquaman, which hits theaters this December.