Well, we all saw it coming! After the triumphant ‘Wonder Woman’ was totaled by a crestfallen ‘Justice League’, it was imminent that DC Films and Warner Bros. would revisit and revise their way of filmmaking as far as the DCEU is concerned.
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Now en route a DC shakeup, Walter Hamada has been promoted to president of DC Films.
As per the newly affected change in roster, former DC heads Jon Berg and Geoff Johns have been shifted from their current capacities to make way for Hamada. While Berg will work as a production partner for Roy Lee (IT, LEGO Movie); Johns will continue to sustain DC Films.
Hamada previously served as a producer with New Line Cinemas, helping that division of Warner Bros. deliver successful franchises like Annabelle, Conjuring and Final Destination. As such, he holds pre-existing ties with some of DC’s key creatives including James Wan (Conjuring, Aquaman) and David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Shazam!). And most recently, he served as producer on Warner Bros.’ surprise horror blockbuster, IT.
Almost all aforementioned films have been paired with prequels and sequels, proving that Hamada can handily manage logistics and costs of franchise filmmaking. The most consistent and commendable trait about these films is that they were made on modest budgets but ballooned into big box office returns, thereby reassuring Hamada’s success rate as a producer and enabling the studio’s confidence in him.
In his newly acquired role, he will essentially oversee DC’s comic book movies. And given his background, experience and emphatic track record, Hamada may just prove to be the right man for the job – one who can revive the DCEU from its current state of distress and take it to its next trajectory.
– Varun Kumar | Enterapped