24 October, 2014

Geoff Johns talks The Flash and DC future

Geoff Johns has always been a favourite of many comic book fans around the world, however in recent years he has gone from comic book writer to DC's go to man for TV and Film he is currently working on the three new shows this year "Gotham", "Flash" and "Constantine". Johns recently done an interview with BuzzFeed and spoke about the potential DC "Multiverse", here is what he had to say;

"We had talked about it previously being distinct," Johns said, "but I can't really talk about the films. We haven't really gone into detail about what that stuff is so I don't want to get too detailed yet," adding "You have to have conversations about what's happening in TV and film between everybody because you don't want to do the same thing. That's super, super important."

"'Arrow' and 'Flash' are the same universe, and we get a lot of great story out of that - especially when we have episodes that cross them over, but that's also where our superhero universe lives," Johns explained. "We look at it as the multiverse. 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… Maybe one day we'll link a show to a film if it makes sense, but the creative process we're going through right now is to let the stuff live and breathe and be its own thing and own it."
"We're trying to utilize as many characters as we possibly can," Johns said, "but there is a conscious effort to explore the DC universe. Like on 'Constantine,' we already have Jim Corrigan, we put Dr. Fate's helmet in the pilot; that wasn't just a easter egg. I like the term easter egg, but I prefer all our easter eggs actually lead somewhere, that they're foreshadowing… There might be someone out there who sees Dr. Fate on an episode of 'Constantine' and suddenly they love that character and they become a creator later on and tell me they have a great take for a Dr. Fate TV show. That's what we want to happen. Like, I can't believe Gorilla Grodd's gonna be in a 'Flash' TV show. That's insane."

"We have 'Supergirl' and 'Lucifer' in development, and they're both very different than everything we're doing now," promised Johns. "It's well past time there's a female superhero out there, both in film and on television, and it's awesome that we're on the forefront of that… 'iZombie' was like this dark horse than showed up because Susan Rovner [co-president of Warner Horizon Scripted Television] and Rob Thomas had been talking about doing something new and we had been talking to Susan about 'iZombie,' and she helped champion that."

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