Warner Bros. just added a major player to their team. Drew Crevello, who helped re-launch FOX’s X-Men franchise with X-Men: First Class, has been named senior VP of production at Warner Bros. Crevello will oversee films through every stage of development and production.

“Drew has a long history of developing and guiding character-driven films of every genre, which makes him a great fit for our team,” said Warner Bros. production president Greg Silverman. “He’s strategic, exceptionally bright and knows firsthand the challenges and rewards of the creative process.”

Deadline is a trade publication that’s read by many people in Hollywood, and there’s nothing but praise for Drew Crevello in the comments section of their article. Here’s one comment from “C.C. Baxter”:

This is a huge score for WB. Drew has long been one of the best executives in town. One of the only people who truly understands production and how to work with the talent. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of comic books and will fit right into the WB tentpole universe. This is good for everyone!

Having a VP of production at Warner Bros. with a knowledge of comic book characters will be huge as the company gets ready to launch an extended Justice League universe.

SOURCE: Deadline, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter