by Andrew Kiess
With Jon Berg now exited from his role as co-President of Production at DC Films (alongside Geoff Johns) last month, Warner Brothers have been expected to announce a replacement this month.
We have our replacement.
Walter Hamada, who had been an executive at New Line, oversaw successful horror films such as The Conjuring and It, has been named as President of DC Films production. By implication, Geoff Johns is no longer in his co-president role, although, according to reports, he will remain closely involved with Hamada as he oversees all production of films based on characters licensed by DC Comics.
While many may want to jump to conclusions about this announcement, I think it is best to play a game of wait-and-see. This move has been a long time coming, but the problems faced by DC Films have often stemmed from higher up the ladder.
Hamada, however, has already played a role in New Line produced Shazam! and has a strong relationship with Aquaman director James Wan.
The next few months should prove to be more revealing as to what the future of DC Films will look like. Fingers crossed for more good news in the near future.
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