- "Although the word "hero" may conjure up immediate images of spandex and capes, the word itself speaks to a far greater being. A hero is someone willing to ensure the safety and care of others, regardless of their own fears or circumstance."
- ―Geoff Johns[src]
Geoffrey "Geoff" Johns (born January 25, 1973) is an American comic book writer, screenwriter, film and television producer. He served as Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of DC Entertainment from 2010 to 2018, and as President and COO from 2016 to 2018. Following his departure from DC, he opened the production studio Mad Ghost Productions.
He co-wrote the Man of Steel Prequel comic with Sterling Gates, Zack Snyder, and David S. Goyer in 2013. He was later an executive producer on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Johns produced the 2016 film Suicide Squad and co-wrote the screenplay for the 2017 film Wonder Woman. He is credited for co-writing the story for the 2018 film Aquaman, and was the co-writer for the 2020 film Wonder Woman 1984, as well as an executive producer. He was also an executive producer on the 2019 film Shazam!, the 2020 film Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), and the upcoming film Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
He gives the foreword in the art books Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: The Art of the Film, Suicide Squad: Behind the Scenes with the Worst Heroes Ever, and Justice League: The Art of the Film. Johns also was the co-host of the DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League television special with Kevin Smith. He was interviewed in the Man of Steel featurette Strong Characters, Legendary Roles, Suicide Squad featurettes Task Force X: One Team, One Mission and Joker & Harley: 'It' Couple of the Underworld, Wonder Woman featurettes Wonder Woman: Crafting the Wonder and Wonder Woman: A Director's Vision, Justice League featurettes Justice League: Steppenwolf the Conqueror and Justice League: Road to Justice, Aquaman featurette Going Deep Into the World of Aquaman, and Shazam! featurette Who is Shazam?.