Warner Bros. has reorganized its DC-based films under a new 'DC Films' banner led by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As part of this, the duo have been added as producers on the upcoming Justice League movies.
Described as "an attempt to course-correct Warners' comic book movies," this is an evolution of Johns' role in fostering DC's television projects and Berg's role as a one of several producers on the recent and upcoming DC films, but also acting as a 'conduit' to Ben Affleck, whose role has grown tremendously from at first being just the Batman actor to becoming a director of the upcoming solo film and producer of the Justice League movies.
The Hollywood trade says this movie is part of "a broader refinement of executive roles" at Warner Bros., with the studio switching to seperate "genre streams" groupings. In addition to the DC Films umbrella, Courtenay Valenti is said to oversee both the Lego and Harry Potter film franchises, while Jesse Ehrman will focus on comedy/family and Niija Kuykendall on sci-fi/action. THR gos on to say that further changes are to be epected, including "a potential hire at the senior level."
Johns is said to be continuing as DC Entertainment's Chief Executive Officer, and will continue to report to DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson. Berg will report to Warner Bros.'s President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Greg Silverman.