LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12:  Walter Hamada (L) and Jason Momoa arribe at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Aquaman" at the Chinese Theatre on December 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Walter Hamada is Officially Done as President of DC Films – Here's What This Means
DC Films is facing an end of an era as Walter Hamada officially steps down from his position as president. News of Hamada’s departure first emerged after “Batgirl” was canceled, but it’s been confirmed that Hamada has already left, just ahead of the “Black Adam” release.
During his time as president, Hamada had a good track record, putting out hits like “Aquaman” and “Joker.” Although Hamada’s contract had extended through 2023, the Warner Bros. Discovery merger has brought new change, with CEO David Zaslav expressing his desire to find someone for DC Films akin to what Marvel Studios has with Kevin Feige.
The issue Zaslav and Warner Bros. now face will be finding a replacement for Hamada, which could prove to be challenging given how messy things are at DC at the moment. The DC universe is splintering in different directions, with some films belonging to the so-called Synderverse while others like Matt Reeve’s “The Batman” are building their own universes.
Even under Hamada, the DC universe was still a mess that oversaw multiple universes, canceled films, and movies still largely getting panned by critics. But with the current power vacuum and without a guiding hand, DC’s chaotic cinematic universe might continue to suffer until Zaslav can find someone to lead the studio into a future that matches his vision.