Geoff Johns Wants DC to Include More ‘Hope & Optimism’ – Though he wouldn’t confirm reports that he is now in charge of DC Films, the DC Entertainment CCO was clear that the brand needs hope and optimism.
« 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. »
The reported creative shuffle at DC Films comes after the lukewarm reception of « Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, » which may have resulted in the appointing of Ben Affleck as a producer on « Justice League » and the firing of director Seth Grahame-Smith from « The Flash » film. Additionally, some reshoots were done on « Suicide Squad » to, it’s said, « smooth out the third act. »
« Suicide Squad, » the next DC Films movie, hits theaters on August 5.