It’s no mystery that DC has been trying to play keep-up with Marvel when it comes to their cinematic universe, and until now WB is still trying to find a hood way to keep the franchise moving forward. Walter Hamada had been appointed as the head of DC Films back in 2018 after the disaster that was Justice League, and now it looks like he’s going to be staying onboard for a couple more years.
As per Variety, Hamada has signed on to be the president of DC Films until 2023. Previously, the role of DC Films heads belonged to Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, but with Johns and Berg apparently out (especially after the accusations of Cyborg actor Ray Fisher), it looks like Hamada is still the ‘Kevin Feige’ figure for DC.
Under Hamada, the franchise was able to pull off hits like Aquaman, Shazam!, Joker, and Wonder Woman 1984. Admittedly, there’s still no clear direction on the future of the franchise, but it’s kind of largely the fault of the global pandemic. Hopefully when things start getting back in gear, we’ll have a clearer look at how DC plans to move forward.
While I personally would have loved to see the continuation of the Snyderverse, some speculate that we’re going to have a multi-verse approach with disconnected stories being released with the occasional crossover. Though I’m going to miss the connected narrative, I think it’s a great option to be able to release films both for kids and adults. Then again, this is just speculation on the fans’ part. Hopefully Hamada will clear things up soon, especially with him expected to lead the franchise for three more years.
In the meantime, check out Wonder Woman 1984 which is now out on HBO Max and select theaters.