Following the disaster fallout with audiences over the past couple of years, Warner Bros. and DC Films have been in very much need of a Kevin Feige (President of Marvel Studios) type person to steer their DC Comics film universe in the right direction. Now it appears Warner Bros. may have finally found their answer in New Line Production EVP Walter Hamada.
This is according to Deadline, who reveals the key executive in charge of recent successes like IT and The Conjuring franchise, will now over see DC Films at the studios as Warner Bros. Group president Toby Emmerich evolves the unit at Warner Bros. Walter Hamada's title will officially be President, of DC-Based Production, Warner Bros.
Hamada is known as a razor-sharp executive with a great eye for material and quality controlling production. Through four movies, The Conjuring franchise (including Annabelle) has reaped $1.2 billion worldwide off combined production costs that are under $82M. It was a huge success for New Line and WB, raking in close to $700M off a $35M production cost following a launch during the post-Labor Day dead period at the box office. When it comes to a game-changer in film distribution, It was the pic last year.
Hopefully, Hamada knows his DC comics stuff and can help Warner Bros fix their half-ass attempt at DC movie universe. Only Man of Steel, in my opinion is a great film out of the six Warner Bros. has released over the past few years. Even with Wonder Woman's success, the film itself is an average superhero film with all the cliches and troupes of the formulaic blockbuster machine.
So will Hamada be able to right this sinking ship over at Warner Bros? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. As always, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
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