Variety has revealed that Warner Bros. has promoted Walter Hamada to oversee its DC Films division.
Last month, Jon Berg stepped down from his position as one of the two heads of DC Films to become a production partner with Roy Lee, the man behind The Lego Movie and It, following the disappointing box office returns and reviews of Justice League.
Hamada is an executive who spent a decade at New Line and was involved in franchises such as The Conjuring. In his new role, Hamada will be working closely with DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns.
Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich, who worked with Hamada during his time at New Line, had the following to say in a statement:
“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.”
Justice League debuted with a franchise-low opening of $93 million for the DC Extended Universe and has gone on to make a total of $651 million at the worldwide box office so far. Compared to other films in the cinematic universe, Justice League falls in last place both domestically and internationally, falling behind Wonder Woman at $412 million, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at $330.3 million, Suidice Squad at $325.1 million, and Man of Steel at $291 million. Globally, Batman v Superman leads the pack with $873.3 million, followed by Wonder Woman with $821.8 million, Suicide Squad with $745.6 million, and Man of Steel with $668 million.
Stay tuned on more information on the future of DC Films as it becomes available.
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