Walter Hamada, president of DC Films, has signed a contract extension with Warner Brothers.
Here’s what Variety said about the extension:
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’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.
Walter Hamada has been doing a good job so far when it comes to the new DC films. I will say this, I would like more change, and Hamada takes more chances when it comes to DC films. DC has amazing characters, and I feel like there’s a worry when trying to put out a movie to appeal to casuals. Overall, this is good news, and I hope DC films continue to get better and better.