Geoff Johns to write and produce Green Lantern Corps film

Reading, "Once of DC Comics' greatest Super Hero universes, the film will feature Hal Jordan and John Stewart...", it confirms the expected news that Jordan is in for a reprieve after 2011's Green Lantern.

Geoff Johns, former president and chief creative officer of DC Entertainment, will write and produce the Green Lantern Corps film for Warner Bros. and DC Films. Johns was previously working on the script for Wonder Woman 2 with director Patty Jenkins. The Green Lantern Corps movie will be one of Johns' first movies under Mad Ghost, and it will allow him to once again work on the characters he spent nearly a decade rebuilding into a major comic book franchise. In a statement, Geoff Johns says that he wants to spend his days on the set as opposed to boardrooms. I'm thrilled to get back to a more hands-on creative role. He had this to say.

"I took on a role at DCE because I love the characters and this universe more than anything. It's a dream job on dream projects, reaching even deeper into DC's vast pantheon of characters", said Johns. He's also set to write a new Shazam comic, and if all that wasn't enough, he's writing yet another comic called Three Jokers. There's been a fair amount of behind-the-scenes upheaval and restructuring on a number of levels: Chairman Toby Emmerich installed Walter Hamada as the studio's president of DC-based films production earlier this year; the division was originally created by the studio's executive vice president Jon Berg and DC chief content officer Geoff Johns. Lee and DiDio have held the publisher duties for the last 8 years. DC Entertainment Publisher Jim Lee will expand his role to include the Chief Creative Officer title and responsibilities, and will continue to act as Publisher together with Dan DiDio as they have since 2010.

According to the press release, one of Johns' first film projects under the new company will be the long-awaited Green Lantern Corps movie, which he will write and produce.

In addition to writing comics, Johns has also been pretty prolific writing and producing for the big and small screen. "I'm also excited to continue to work with the unbelievable team at DCE and my colleagues at Warner Bros".

The DC Extended Universe slate is stocked with projects in different stages of development, but Green Lantern Corps just took a massive leap forward.

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