Earlier this week, Warner Bros. announced that DC Entertainment's current executive VP, Jon Berg, and Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, will serve as co-heads on the new DC Films. This move effectively gives them both full control over the production of the upcoming DC films, including "The Justice League."
During a press event on May 18, Johns was asked to elaborate on his new role in the company and how it will affect or change (if at all) current plans regarding the storyline and characters for the DC Cinematic Universe. (via ComicBookMovie)
While the producer did not reveal any specifics, he did discuss the direction he believes the company as a whole needs to head in, and said that it needs, "hope and optimism." He also offered his take on how a character like Superman should be portrayed across all forms of media.
"I think people make a mistake when they say, 'Superman's not relateable because he's so powerful,'" he explained. "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 relateable character in the world."
He added, "There's a lot of emotional underpinning of the characters and the stories. 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."
Thanks to his long history with comic books and encyclopaedic knowledge of the source material, Johns definitely seems to be the right guy to help shape the DC Cinematic Universe. The two-part "Justice League" is currently being filmed in the United Kingdom.