DC Films brings Walter Hamada on board to “Kevin Feige” the DC film-verse into something more cohesive that’ll bring in those Avengers dollars once and for all. According to a report from Variety, Hamada will replace John Berg as the head of all films involving the DC comic book characters. Additionally, Hamada will oversee “other types of comic book movies.” What that means is unclear.
“Walter is creative, resourceful, and committed to excellence, and will bring those qualities to his oversight of our superhero films.”
– Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer at Warner Bros.
One thing is certain and that is that DC is determined to improve the product. So, no matter where you are on the geekdom spectrum, whether you’re a Marvel fan who trashes DC movies or a DC fan desperately holding onto the idea that Warner Bros. is doing a good job, a move to improve the films is a welcome one.
The move splits up Berg and Geoff Johns who will stay on as Chief Creative Officer for all things DC comics. Johns continues to manage the CW universe of DC characters and comic book universe as well. But according to the report, Emmerich says “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.”
For those who aren’t familiar with Hamada, here’s a quick list of some of the movies he’s helped bring to the big screen:
• IT (2017)
• The Conjuring, plus all sequels and spinoffs
• Lights Out
• 47 Ronin (OH NOES!)
• Final Destination 5
• A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
What does this move by Warner Brothers mean for you? Are you a Marvel fan hoping DC rights the ship or a DC fan hoping things just get even better? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!