Walter Hamada, the president of DC Films since 2018, is officially leaving Warner Bros Discovery after working at the company for over 15 years.
As of right now, senior Warner Bros. executives are in the process of finalizing Hamada’s exit payout following long-term employment at the studio.
This comes following shortly of the release of the latest DCEU film ‘Black Adam’ about the titular anti-hero played by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Despite the film receiving negative reviews, it has managed to gross over $135 Million USD Worldwide.
According to Deadline, Walter Hamada will be the fifth Warner Bros. Studio Executive to leave the company since the hiring of David Zaslav as the CEO of the newly formed Warner Bros. Discovery following the departure of following Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich, President of Production and Development Courtenay Valenti, Motion Picture Group COO Carolyn Blackwood, and Animation Group EVP Allison Abbate.
Inside sources say that Hamada knew he would be leaving soon in part because Zaslav has openly stated he wanted to bring in a Kevin Feige-type executive to run DC productions across all mediums.
DC’s current film lineup includes ‘Shazam! Fury of The Gods’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Blue Beetle’ and ‘Aquaman, and The Lost Kingdom’ are all of which due scheduled to release in 2023. A sequel to the 2019 film ‘Joker’ called ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ will also be released in 2024.
Beyond this, Zasac says that the company has a ten-year plan for the DC films, similar to the different phases of the Marvel cinematic universe and that the heroes Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman will play a central part.