Warner Bros. Announces New DC Films President

by Neil A. Cole

Warner Bros. has announced that Walter Hamada, one of the executives from the studio's New Line division, has been named as the new president of DC Films following the December departure of former Co-President of Production, Jon Berg.

Hamada's new position within the company will involve working closely with Geoff Johns, President and CCO of DC Entertainment, as the studio restructures it's DC Film division following the less-than-stellar performance of "Justice League" at the box office.

Hamada has previously worked alongside New Line Senior Vice President of Production Dave Neustadter on the billion-dollar-grossing Conjuring film franchise as well as the recent horror phenomenon "It", based on the popular Stephen King novel.

"Walter is creative, resourceful and committed to excellence and will bring those qualities to his oversight of our superhero films," stated Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. President and Chief Content Officer. "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."

Upcoming films under the DC Films banner which Hamada will oversee include Aquaman (2018), Shazam! (2019), and Wonder Woman 2 (2019).