For a little over a year now, the Internet has been riddled with rumors about Geoff Johns working with Ben Affleck on an upcoming Batman solo film but now we have official confirmation from the legend himself!
Josh Brooke broke the news earlier in an interview with comicbook.com. “I do get to say I’m working on Batman with Ben Affleck,” he said with a smile. “That gets the Thanksgiving table excited, especially my brother.”
Johns couldn’t talk about his new role as the head of DC Films, but did explain how his job as DC Comics Chief Creative Officer spills over into all divisions at Warner Bros.
“My job is to help other Warner Bros. divisions work with DC. I work with Warner TV and producers to get these shows up and running, in particular with The Flash, where I co-created the show, wrote a few episodes, wrote the pilot episode,” Johns said. “I work with other people, Ames Kirshen in games, the studios like Rocksteady and NetherRealm, go in there on character choices, story they’re going to do and brainstorm on that, try to keep it true to comics.”
Johns is about to get even more responsibilities though . He will be co-running DC Films with Warner Bros with producer Jon Berg, This restructure was put in place after the disappointing reception that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice got. Hopefully Johns will be able to talk more about that in the coming months.