Geoff Johns

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Geoffrey Johns (born January 25, 1973) is an American comic book writer, screenwriter and film and television producer. Johns's work on the DC Comics characters Green Lantern, Aquaman, Flash and Superman, has drawn critical acclaim.[2]

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Geoff Johns
Johns at the August 31, 2011 midnight signing of Flashpoint #5 and Justice League (Vol 2) #1 at Midtown Comics Times Square, which launched The New 52
Geoffrey Johns[1]

(1973-01-25) January 25, 1973 (age 49)
Alma materMichigan State University
  • Comic book writer
  • screenwriter
  • film and television producer
Years active1997–present
EmployerDC Entertainment (2010–2018)
Notable workJSA
The Flash
Teen Titans
Green Lantern
Infinite Crisis
Action Comics
Blackest Night
Doomsday Clock
RelativesCourtney Johns (sister)

He served as Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of DC Entertainment from 2010 to 2018 and as President and CCO from 2016 to 2018.[3]

He is the co-founder and former co-chairman of DC Films and former co-runner of DC Extended Universe until 2018.[4][3] In film, he was a producer or executive producer of Green Lantern (2011), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Shazam! (2018), Birds of Prey (2020), co-wrote and produced the story for Aquaman (2018) and wrote the screenplay for Wonder Woman 1984 (2020).

Johns' involvement with DC Entertainment as producer, writer and executive has helped turn the DC Extended Universe franchise into the eleventh-highest-grossing film franchise of all time, having grossed over $5.6 billion at the global box office. The franchise's highest-grossing film to date is Aquaman, written and produced by Johns, which earned over $1.15 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing DC film to date.

He co-developed the TV series The Flash (2014–present), Titans, (2018–present) and Doom Patrol (2019–present) and created and produced the TV series Batwoman (2019–2022), Stargirl (2020–present) and Superman & Lois (2020–present). His other work in television includes writing and producing various episodes of Blade, Smallville and Arrow.[5]

In 2018, he stepped down from his executive role at DC Entertainment to open a production company, Mad Ghost Productions, while continuing to work with Warner Bros on writing and producing film, television and comic book titles based on DC Extended Universe and other DC properties such as the upcoming films Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods.[5]