A Warner Bros. DC shake up -- signals that it's time for a change
After a disappointing box office for the Justice League movie, Warner Bros has decided to replace Jon Berg and Geoff Johns as head of DC movies. WB has hired Walter Hamada to replace them.
Johns remains at DC as the president and chief creative officer. He will continue to have creative control over the television and the comic book divisions of DC.
In a statement released by Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros president, and chief content officer:
Walter is creative, resourceful, and committed to excellence, and will bring those qualities to his oversight of our superhero films. 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.
Hamada served as a production executive at New Line films. The division of Warners Bros that produced horror hits like The Conjuring and the remake of IT.
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