It was only a matter of time but it finally happened. Walter Hamada, who was the president of DC films, has left Warner Brothers Discovery!
From Deadline, here’s what their article reported:
After 15 years at Warner Bros and four as the president of DC Films, Walter Hamada has finally left the Burbank, CA lot. Sources tell Deadline the exec is waiting for the senior Warner Bros Discovery brass to finalize his exit payout.
Hamada has run DC since 2018, and re-upped in January 2021 with a contract that was supposed to take him through 2023.
All of this occurs as New Line’s DC movie Black Adam — on which Hamada is an EP — is tracking to open to a projected $135 million at the global box office this weekend despite some harsh reviews. The writing has been on the wall for Hamada’s DC exit for quite some time, and sources said he has packed up his office and hasn’t been part of recent creative meetings.
Well, it definitely has been a mixed bag for Walter Hamada. Me, I wasn’t a fan of some of his choices and direction with how he was going about the DC films, obviously I can’t give him all the blame. I guess we’ll see how DC films will be run in the future.