HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 02: Dan Lin attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Easter Sunday" at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 02, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole/WireImage)
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Dan Lin Is Taking Over DC Film And TV At Warner Bros. Discovery
Discovery is in the midst of appointing their own Kevin Feige in the form of "The LEGO Movie" and "IT" producer Dan Lin, who is currently in talks to become the chief of DC Comics film and television. Lin's new position, once the deal is solidified, will find him overseeing both film and television projects based on DC Comics properties, taking over from the current head of DC Films, Walter Hamada.
The Hollywood Reporter explains that he will be reporting directly to Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav. That's an interesting distinction because it means that he doesn't have to go through any of the other entertainment division heads at Warner Bros. Pictures, HBO/HBO Max, and Warner Bros. Television giving him a Feige level amount of control.
Lin has plenty of experience in blockbuster filmmaking on both an executive and production level, so he knows the ins and outs of putting together a successful project, including massive franchises. While Lin hasn't officially landed the gig yet, he could prove to be the savior of DC Comics film and television, especially with the recent promise of a new 10-year plan for their future superhero and villain projects on both the big and small screen.