Geoff Johns wants DC Movies to have “Hope and Optimism” going forward

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One day into his reign as the creative head of DC Films, and Geoff Johns has already garnered more trust from me than in all the dark, dark days of Snyder running the show combined. I mean, it may blow up in my face. But so far, dude is saying all the right things.


Last night, news surfaced that Warner Bros.had reportedly placed exec Jon Berg and DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns in charge of the DC Films division. Johns addressed the report and the DC universe during a meeting with Vulture, where he made it clear that he believes the brand needs hope and optimism.

Though he didn’t directly confirm the earlier report, he said that “you can connect the dots.” Nevertheless, he did discuss the future of the DC brand, which he believes needs more “hope and optimism.”

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“There’s a lot of emotional underpinning of the characters and the stories,” he shared. “It’s not that people take it for granted. They’re just not as aware of it. But when it’s not there, you really feel that emptiness.”

“I think people make a mistake when they say, ‘Superman’s not relatable because he’s so powerful,” he added. “I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me? He’s a farmboy from Kansas who moves to the city and just wants to do the best he can with what he’s got.’ That’s the most relatable character in the world.”