We've proven over the last couple of weeks that the Warner Bros. Discovery merger is shaking up the DC Extended Universe and amidst all of the cancelation news that has shocked the fandom, one drastic decision from the studio will make up for all the stunning creative changes that have taken place thus far.
It was reported a few weeks back that with the sudden shift in the DCEU's creative plans moving forward, DC Films President Walter Hamada will be stepping down from his role after the release of Black Adam. Now, a new report pretty much verifies Hamada's exit and it turns out that WB Discovery has already found his replacement.
According to a recent scoop from The Hollywood Reporter, former WB executive and now producer Dan Lin is the company's top choice to lead DC Films as David Zaslav lays out the franchise's 10-year plan. The outlet says that Lin will be overseeing both film and television projects as soon as Hamada steps down from his executive role.
Apparently, Lin wasn't the only one considered to take over DC Films, and names like Amy Pascal, Matt Tolmach, Sean Bailey, Greg Berlanti, and even Joker director Todd Phillips were once in contention.
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Exciting times lie ahead for the DCEU but despite the drastic change in leadership, it's still a little too early to rejoice. Hopefully, Zaslav and Lin will be able to take the franchise to heights it has never seen because frankly, the DCEU is in dire need of a boost.
Meanwhile, DC's Black Adam is still on track to release in cinemas on October 21, 2022.