Shortly after the release of Justice League, Jon Berg left his position as president of DC Films and we just learned who will replace him.
Walter Hamada, an executive at New Line who recently worked on hits like IT and The Conjuring is now president of DC Films. Hamada will work alongside Geoff Johns to course correct the DC Extended Universe.
Warner Bros. president Toby Emmerich released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, which you can read below:
“Walter is creative, resourceful, and committed to excellence, and will bring those qualities to his oversight of our superhero films. 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.”
It’s unclear how Hamada’s new position will impact the already filmed Aquaman movie, although I’m confident that James Wan has complete control over his first DC film. Hamada’s influence will likely have a larger impact on the Shazam! movie, which recently started filming.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter