DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer and President Geoff Johns has seemingly confirmed he will be writing the Watchmen-related DC event, and thank god for that news.
There’s a whole lot of circumstantial evidence suggesting that Mr Oz, who will appear in an upcoming Superman arc, is actually Ozymandias from Watchmen. Oz and someone else who has similar powers to that of Doctor Manhattan kidnapped Tim Drake, aka the former Robin and current Red Robin and faked his death.
There’s no timetable as to when Johns’ will return but many of the writers in the Rebirth line have talked about a two year point when to start the event and that is next year: 2018. With Mr. Oz’s ties to Superman pre- and post- Rebirth Action Comics may tie-in to the event. With Action Comics shipping twice-monthly Issue #1000 should arrive in March of next year thus starting the event around this time.
No artist was named but some of Johns’ collaborators in the past have been Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke, and Gary Frank.