There is something interesting going on over at DC Entertainment. Last week, reports surfaced that Diane Nelson would be stepping down from her position of DC Entertainment President. According to reports, the former DC Entertainment executive stepped back from her role in March due to family related issues. DC Entertainment officials assured the public that the decision was Nelson’s to make and she was not forced out of her position.
Today, another DC Entertainment executive has stepped from his post. DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, has stepped down from his position. In a statement from Johns earlier today, “I took on a role at DCE because I love the characters and this universe more than anything.” Johns later added, “I want to spend my days writing and on set.” While Johns shifts his focus towards writing, DC Entertainment Publisher, Jim Lee, will expand his role and assume Johns’ responsibilities.
The exits of both Nelson and Johns come in the midst of DC Entertainment’s constant battle to keep up with the success of Marvel in recent years. While Marvel has achieved major success with the likes of Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp, DC has struggled to keep its footing. Going forward, DC hopes to find success with Steven Spielberg’s Blackhawk and the launch of a DC Comics digital streaming service. It will be interesting to see how these moves play out and more importantly, it will be interesting to see if any more DC Entertainment executives fall by the wayside.