DC Chief Creative Officer Talks About Marvel

DC Chief Creative Officer Talks About Marvel
Kevin Jagernauth — The Playlist

And when it comes to DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, he’s got mad respect for his rivals.

“I love what Marvel does. I’m a huge fan,” he told Buzzfeed, but he’s quick to mention that DC will be taking a “different approach” when it comes to how their characters will co-exist (or not) between their big screen and small screen iterations.

Props to the man for giving credit where credit is due.

“We look at it as the multiverse,” he explains. “We have our TV universe and our film universe, but they all co-exist. For us, creatively, it’s about allowing everyone to make the best possible product, to tell the best story, to do the best world. Everyone has a vision and you really want to let the visions shine through. I think the characters are iconic enough.”

You can look at this one of two ways. The more cynical way is to realize that DC just doesn’t have it together enough to create a single, cohesive universe for all their characters to co-exist in. At the same time though, some have criticized Marvel for the gigantic universe being too tied together, which they would say made Agents of Shield a little dull while it was “in a holding pattern” because of stuff coming up in the films. I don’t buy any of this, mind you, I’m just putting it out there.

I see how both ways can work and, on the one hand, I’m excited to see what DC does. Then I think of the travesty of a film they used to set things in motion (Man of Steel), and I start weeping. I don’t think this is going to be good.