Walter Hamada Remains President of DC Films with Multi-Year Deal Extension





Walter Hamada has signed a multi-year deal extension to remain president of DC Films, Variety reports.


The extension is through 2023, one individual familiar with the talks noted. The studio is announcing the deal imminently. Hamada will continue to report to Warner Bros. Picture Group Chairman Toby Emmerich. The label is responsible for bringing all of DC’s superhero canon to screens and streaming, including the recent Christmas Day release Wonder Woman 1984.


Hamada joined DC Films in 2018, coming from Warner’s New Line Cinema where he served as executive vice president of production. In late December, he described an ambitious amount of theatrical movie plans and streaming spinoffs based on marquee characters including Batman, Superman, The Flash and fan favorites like Batgirl and Static Shock.


Hamada’s extension is an indicator that his longtime colleague and boss Emmerich, who used to run New Line, trusts his stewardship of DC Films moving forward. Hamada succeeded former DC heads Geoff Johns and Jon Berg (both now producers), pulling out hits like Aquaman ($1.4 billion worldwide box office) and New Line’s upstart Shazam! ($365 million worldwide) from a lackluster unit relaunch that was meant to compete with Disney’s mighty Marvel.


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