Here’s something that is sure to get everyone talking at the San Diego Comic Con, DC scribe Geoff Johns has been named the producer for the live action Flash movie currently in development.  Those that paid close attention to the news last year when Warner Bros. and DC were in conference about setting a direction for all future superhero projects may remember Geoff Johns, Marv Wolfman, and Grant Morrison were hired as consultants and writers.  With Johns being named producer of the Flash, does that mean a Teen Titans and Superman producer announcements can’t be far behind?

The studio is taking pitches on sci-fi hero Adam Strange and the underwater-breathing hero “Aquaman,” to be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way shingle.

The rumor of the Aquaman project have been floating around since Entourage mocked the film some three years ago, so it will be interesting if that one lands in the pool of films coming out of the WB.

Also in the pipeline: “Bizarro Superman” being written by “Galaxy Quest” scribes David Howard and Robert Gordon; a sequel to “Constantine,” with Goldsman and Erwin Stoff producing; two concurrent Green Arrow projects, an origin story and a prison-set one titled “Super Max”; and “Shazam,” which was set up at New Line but has moved to Warners, with Pete Segal attached to direct.

The Hollywood Reporter article goes on to suggest that with all the DC Comics properties in development and production, that it might be a good idea to put all the DC properties under the direction of one super-executive, somewhat like Avi Arad and Marvel.

via THR

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  1. Dean
    July 19, 2009 at 11:06 pm — Reply

    Well, now we know why they brought back Barry Allen.

  2. July 19, 2009 at 11:08 pm — Reply

    oh god, his little space there looks like our nerd haven space. that makes me love him even more.

    this makes me SO EXCITED for the flash movie!!! i bet this means prof zoom will be in the movie, which is GREAT, i want his vibraty-scary voice!! *hyperventilate* YES GIVE ME MY NERD DREAMS.

  3. crood
    July 20, 2009 at 8:29 am — Reply

    Don’t get too excited. Have you seen movie credits lately? They have more “producers” than actors these days. Unless the title is “Executive Producer”, it doesn’t necessarily mean much. Even that can mean they just slapped on a big name like Spielberg because it was his production company, not because he had any actual input.

  4. Big Money B.G.
    July 20, 2009 at 10:43 am — Reply

    I’m holding all excitement until I see Warner Bros. produce a good mainstream DC movie OTHER than the “Batman” franchise. In this generation.

    In other words, if “Green Lantern” sucks, there goes my hope for “Flash”. Thank god for animation at the very least!

  5. Gaumer
    July 20, 2009 at 10:50 am — Reply

    I compare this to having Stan Lee “produce” the marvel movies.

  6. July 20, 2009 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    well cbr says he’s co-writing it too, that’s promising!!

  7. Gaumer
    July 21, 2009 at 10:00 am — Reply

    Oh yeah, if he’s writing I’m more excited.

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