Earlier today, it was reported that Warner Bros. has tapped Walter Hamada to oversee the production of the studio's comic book films and become the new Head of DC films. Now, DC icon Geoff Johns has welcomed Hamada to the gig.
"Welcome aboard, Walter!!" Johns tweeted. "Thrilled to be working with you! It's been a blast on Shazam! - now it's off the rest of the DCU! (And get a twitter account!)"
Here's the tweet:
Geoff Johns will no longer serve as the Head of DC films but he's expected to remain close in the films in an "advisory role."
Hamada, who served as a production executive at New LIne films, helped the studio's division produce horror films like IT and The Conjuring. Of course, Hamada has ties to Conjuring and Aquaman director James Wan, and is credited with helping the filmmaker expand the Conjuring franchise into a successful universe of films like the Annabelle series.
Hamada began his career as an assistant at TriStar and also worked for Columbia Pictures. He will be leaving New Line to work for Warner Bros. and he will also be overseeing the studio's other comic book films outside of the DC franchise.
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