Geoff Johns to Write GREEN LANTERN CORPS Movie as He Steps Down as DC Entertainment CCO

Geoff Johns is no longer DC Entertainment's chief creative officer as he is stepping down to take on a new role at Warner Bros. Pictures. Taking Johns' place at DC Entertainment CCO will be longtime DC creator and artist Jim Lee.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johns is moving into the writing and producing business with Warner Bros. Where his focus has previously been taking charge at DC Entertainment as an executive, with a little focus on DC's Warner Bros. films, to now solely focusing on writing and producing for the studio.

“I took on a role at DCE because I love the characters and this universe more than anything. But, I want to spend my days writing and on set. I’m thrilled to get back to a more hands-on creative role. It’s a dream job on dream projects, reaching even deeper into DC’s vast pantheon of characters,” said Johns in a statement, via THR.

Also, being reported is how Johns will pen the screenplay for GREEN LANTERN CORPS. (Side Note: Johns wrote the Green Lantern comic book for nearly a decade for DC and is very familiar with its characters.) Previously, the studio hired on writers for GREEN LANTERN CORPS back in January 2017, but obviously that script has been scrapped in favor of given Johns a crack at the movie now.

This isn't the first time he will work on a big movie projects as he also has co-writing and executive producer credit for this December's release of AQUAMAN as well as currently writing and producing WONDER WOMAN 2, which begins filming by the end of this summer.

“Geoff is a super talented writer and truly embedded in the DC Universe and its characters,” stated Toby Emmerich, via THR, Warner Bros. Pictures chairman. “We’re thrilled that he’s returning to his passion and his roots as a writer and producer. And, it’s even better that he’s staying in our Warner Bros. family. We look forward to working with him on ‘Green Lantern’ and other projects going forward.”

Sounds like Johns wanted to play and focus in more on movie projects and less on executive-level happenings at DC Entertainment. He got his wish.