Geoff Johns Says Watching Patty Jenkins Direct WONDER WOMAN Reminds Him Of Richard Donner

Geoff Johns Says Watching Patty Jenkins Direct WONDER WOMAN Reminds Him Of Richard Donner

Geoff Johns Says Watching Patty Jenkins Direct WONDER WOMAN Reminds Him Of Richard Donner

DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns says Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman has him reminiscent of his time as an intern for Richard Donner. Fun fact: Johns' fellow intern was Marvel's Kevin Feige.

Though he's famous for his runs on Green Lantern and Justice League, Geoff Johns didn't start out working as a comic book writer. He actually started out in Hollywood, working as an intern and later production assistant for Richard Donner in the late '90s.  It was that gig that led to Johns' introduction to key DC Comics personnel and allowed him the opportunity to pitch his ideas.  Early on, Donner knew Johns was headed for bigger and better things.  "I knew he'd go far, because in the first week on the job, Geoff totaled my new car. But he walked away from it and opened his shirt, and he had a big 'S' under there. The writing was on the wall."

Roughly 18 years later, Johns is arguably the most important figure at DC Comics and serves as a key liaison between the comics publisher and the films of the DCEU and the television programs of DCTV.  While making a second trip out to London to visit the set of Patty Jenkins, Johns stated that what he saw reminded him of Donner (and hopefully, Donner's take on Superman).  That's high praise for Jenkins and probably an indication that Wonder Woman will break away from the stylized hyper-realism of Zack Snyder.




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