Walter Hamada has signed a multi-year extension by way of 2023 to stay president of DC Films, overseeing the DC movie slate, together with options produced for the HBO Max streaming platform, Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group introduced on Tuesday.
Hamada will proceed to report back to Emmerich. Hamada first joined DC Films again in 2018 and lead the division to the discharge of its highest-grossing movie up to now, 2018’s “Aquaman,” which grossed over $1.four billion on the worldwide field workplace.
“Walter is not only passionate about story and the DC canon, he’s also a thoughtful and incredibly talented executive who is fully committed to investing the time and care necessary for moviemaking on this scale,” says Emmerich in an announcement to TheWrap. “With Walter overseeing our DC movies for theatrical exhibition and on HBO Max, we are excited for him and his team to bring more of these stories to life, working with new and established talent to broaden the reach and diversity of the DC cinematic universe.”
“Walter is an incredibly talented, well-respected executive, known by his colleagues and our filmmakers as a great collaborator,” added Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group. “I’m excited about where he’s taking DC Films and look forward to working with him and the rest of the team to build out the DC Multiverse.”
Hamada at the moment oversees the slate of movies based mostly on DC’s library of superheroes and villains, in addition to titles based mostly on different characters and tales additionally licensed from DC, together with its Vertigo and MAD Magazine imprints. Hamada and the DC-based movie group additionally draw upon sources from throughout each Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema. Going ahead, the DC Film group will improve its manufacturing stage to incorporate producing a number of feature-length productions particularly for the HBO Max platform every year, whereas persevering with to supply a roster of theatrical releases by way of the Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line labels.
In 2019, Hamada oversaw manufacturing of New Line’s “Shazam!” and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Academy Award-winning blockbuster “Joker,” which has earned nearly $1.1 billion on the international field workplace. In February 2020, DC-Based Films launched “Birds of Prey,” and at the moment has “Wonder Woman 1984” on HBO Max.
The slate of upcoming DC movies contains “The Suicide Squad,” in theaters worldwide and on HBO Max within the U.S. this summer season, and in 2022 and past, “The Batman,” “Aquaman 2,” “The Flash,” “Black Adam,” “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” “Batgirl,” “Static Shock,” and as not too long ago introduced the third installment within the “Wonder Woman” franchise.
Before coming to New Line, Hamada served as a producer and supervisor with H2F Entertainment. He started his profession at TriStar and later turned vice chairman of manufacturing at Columbia Pictures. During his decade-long tenure at New Line, he labored on movies together with “Friday the 13th,” “Final Destination,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” franchises and “IT.”
Variety first reported the information.
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