Last month Jon Berg left his position as president of DC Films, and today Warner Bros. announced his replacement.
Walter Hamada, an executive at Warner Bros.’ sister company New Line who overlooked smash hits like IT and The Conjuring is now president of DC Films. He will work closely with Geoff Johns to get DC movies back on track.
“Walter is creative, resourceful, and committed to excellence, and will bring those qualities to his oversight of our superhero films,” Warner Bros. president and chief content officer Today Emmerich in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “He’s a terrific production executive and served as an executive producer on two of the summer’s most popular films, New Line’s It and Annabelle: Creation. I’m confident Walter and Geoff, working with our filmmaking partners, will deliver films that will resonate with both broad global audiences as well as DC fanboys and fangirls. Walter’s a great addition to the Warner Bros. Pictures team, and I look forward to working with him in his new post.”
Update: Geoff Johns has welcomed Walter Hamada to his new position on Twitter. The two have already been working together on Shazam.
Welcome aboard, Walter!! Thrilled to be working with you! It’s been a blast on Shazam! — now it’s off to the rest of the DCU! (And get a twitter account!) https://t.co/qAGAWzWxWP
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) January 4, 2018
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
Thanks to Batman News reader Stephanie for the heads up!