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I fully trust Geoff Johns. This is great news and the perfect guy to right the ship. It's not how you start it's how you finish and if he can do his thing, DC will not just excel at the box office but critically. It will be like the Nolan days when both sides loved the movies.
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All just a bunch of knee jerk reactions IMO.
Exactly. It would be like me calling for Disney to sell Marvel all because I wasn't satisfied with Iron Man 3

I can understand people's distaste with Snyder, his style isn't for everyone and his views are too radical for purists. But that doesn't mean the likes of David Ayer, Patty Jenkins and James Wan shouldn't be given their opportunity to shine. James Wan has said multiple times that his version of Aquaman is going to be radically different from BvS.

A rocky start isn't ideal but that doesn't mean this universe doesn't have the ability to rebound. I am just grateful Warner Bros are willing to invest the time and effort to bring these characters to life. Sure it's all down to monetary gain but at the end of the day I am getting to see characters that I grew up reading on the big screen, how cool is that? It's why I'll never understand the defeatist, pessimistic attitude some around here have. You weren't entirely satisfied with BvS but at least you're sensible and mature enough to realize the issues that need to be addressed instead of just waving a white flag and calling it quits.
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The only reason Zack Snyder is still on board is because Justice League: Part 1 was too far in development by the time BvS was released. I will be shocked & amazed if he's still running things by the time that movie is in the can. We've already seen Warner Bros beginning to edge him out of the picture. At worst he's going to remain in an advisory role as an exec producer, he won't be calling the shots.
It wouldn't surprise me if Snyder is a on short leash. They are going to give him one more shot but if the bigwigs don't like how things are going during the production of the film, they will can him and put somebody else, maybe Ben, to finish it.

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The knee jerk reactions on here are pussycats compared to comicbook dot com and IGN. Those sites could easily have a contest for whiniest fanboys. Hell they even whine about the GOOD shows/movies.
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Unless there's a major blowup, I'd say they don't pull Snyder, or at least announce his departure until after JL's theatrical run. They aren't going to want to raise any red flags while the film is still playing. The funny, or perhaps sad thing is if JL is good/great Affleck will get all of the credit, but if it's shit Snyder will get all of the blame.
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The knee jerk reactions on here are pussycats compared to comicbook dot com and IGN. Those sites could easily have a contest for whiniest fanboys. Hell they even whine about the GOOD shows/movies.
TBH I feel comicbook.com and ign are kinda mild, compared to Superherohype, Newsarama, and CBR. Those websites and FB pages are a nightmare.
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TBH I feel comicbook.com and ign are kinda mild, compared to Superherohype, Newsarama, and CBR. Those websites and FB pages are a nightmare.
Really? I always check after every Flash episode and even when the episode is good (most of the time it is) there are numerous people bitching and moaning. It's funny last season I was like "I wonder when people will turn on this show" and it happened quickly.

We are so blessed to have all the superhero shows/movies out today and with MUCH BETTER QUALITY than the original Flash show or the original Superman movies with cheesy lines/special effects.

That's why I can forgive the occasional hiccup from my favorite shows.
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Hyped for Geoff to be involved in this!

Hope for Sector 2814
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The New Co-Chief of DC Superhero Movies Wants to Bring Back ‘Hope and Optimism’

Just 12 hours after word came down about a major managerial shakeup with Warner Bros.’ DC Comics-based superhero flicks, DC’s chief creative officer, Geoff Johns, strode into a sunlit conference room in a midtown Manhattan office building and greeted a small group of geeky journalists. Though he showed up late (and apologized profusely for it), his reputation preceded him: In the past two decades, he’s gone from comics fan to comics writer, then to being one of the leaders in DC’s very lucrative expansions into gaming, film, and television. He’s not yet a household name, but Johns has loomed large in entertainment’s superhero boom.

Now, in a move that made total sense to the reporters at the intimate gathering, Johns is apparently about to gain even more influence. The previous night’s report, broken by The Hollywood Reporter, outlines how Johns will be one of two people (the other being Warner executive vice president Jon Berg) in charge of a newly formed entity called DC Films, which will oversee future movies about Superman, Batman, the Flash, and other beloved properties.

He said he couldn’t confirm the story, but that “you can connect the dots.” Even though he declined to directly address that topic, he was more than willing to talk about where he thinks the DC brand needs to go. One phrase came out of his mouth over and over again: “hope and optimism.” Though Johns would never speak ill of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or its director, Zack Snyder — Johns is nothing if not loyal to the company that made him a star — it’s crystal clear that his vision for DC looks a lot brighter than the much-maligned grimness Snyder provided earlier this year.

DC’s nascent cinematic universe has so far depicted Superman as an angry god; a violent, alien entity that needs to be kept in check. This morning, Johns offered a vastly different take on the character's archetype. “I think people make a mistake when they say, ‘Superman’s not relatable because he’s so powerful,’” he said. “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."

That attitude isn’t surprising, given Johns’s track record in the superhero world. The 43-year-old started his career as an assistant to Superman director Richard Donner in the late 1990s, then snagged a gig writing for DC in 1999, at the tender age of 26. Right from the start, he showed a special interest in the company’s past: He revered the smiling, benevolent heroes of the mid-century and largely eschewed the gritty bloodletting that had been in vogue since the '80s. In series like Justice Society of America and The Flash, he cranked out stories that managed to be sun-dappled without being sappy.

Over the course of the '00s, he became DC’s golden boy. He was insanely prolific, producing stories on multiple series and in major company-wide crossovers like 2006’s Infinite Crisis. He was especially lauded for his eight-year run on Green Lantern, which revitalized and redefined the character. When DC executed an ambitious reboot of its entire superhero line in 2011, he was put in charge of the miniseries that launched it and its subsequent flagship title, Justice League. Johns was never the flashiest writer, opting for traditional story structures and plain prose, but he had an undeniable reverence for DC iconography (some have said too much reverence) and a willingness to think big when the company wanted to do something world-shaking.

Naturally, the company’s biggest world-shake of all was its transition from focusing on comics to expanding its brand across multiple platforms. After Marvel Studios burst onto the scene with the success of 2008’s Iron Man, DC and parent company Warner Bros. rushed to catch up. DC Comics was restructured as DC Entertainment in 2010, and Johns became its chief creative officer. From then on, in addition to his comics-writing duties, he was in charge of figuring out how to translate the DC mythos to other media.

As such, he wrote for the CW’s Arrow and helped launch its spinoff The Flash, where he acted as a writer, developer, and executive producer. He advised game developers. He became part of a brain trust responsible for mapping out the contours of the nascent DC cinematic universe. Last year, it was announced that he and Ben Affleck were co-writing the screenplay for a standalone Batman movie. There’s no real equivalent to Johns in the Marvel org chart: Unlike Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb, or Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada, he has his fingers in virtually every medium the characters show up in.

That said, he’s currently taking a break from writing comics for a while. He penned a status-quo-altering one-shot issue called DC Universe: Rebirth, which comes out in a week and was the topic of conversation at today’s journalist gathering — but after that his hands will be too full. Whatever he does next, it’ll be rooted in a belief that DC needs to understand the deep-seated warmth and love that people feel toward its pantheon. “There’s a lot of emotional underpinning of the characters and the stories," he said. "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.”
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So is Geoff Johns essentially DC's version of Kevin Feige now?
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