Did anyone see this coming?
Hamada will continue to be under and report to Warner Bros. Picture Group Chairman Toby Emmerich. The two have a long history in film together. Before Hamada joined DC Films, he was Executive Vice President of Production over at New Line. Which Toby Emmerich used to run as well.
Previously, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg were heads of DC Films. But due to, well, let’s say under-performing films, they were replaced by Walter Hamada. Johns and Berg still serve as producers on DC Films.
Walter Hamada Signs Multi-Year Deal As DC Films President
Under Hamada’s supervision, DC Films cranked out the successful films Aquaman and Shazam!, after Warner Bros. was disappointed in the direction Johns and Berg were taking the comic book franchises. They had the big M to compete with, after all.
Variety reports the extension is through 2023. Apparently, Emmerich wasn’t worried about Ray Fisher’s recent Twitter blast on Walter Hamada being “the worst kind of enabler”.
Whether this means Ray Fisher is done at Warner Bros., or just for that section of DC Films in particular, remains to be seen. If the Snyder Cut of Justice League blows up like some are hoping, maybe they will have their own seperate section at Warner Bros. There does seem to be two camps at the studio anyways.
However, Variety had this to say about that particular topic: “The label is responsible for bringing all of DC’s superhero canon to screens and streaming, including the recent Christmas Day release Wonder Woman 1984.”
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