In a move that was long overdue, Warner Brothers have finally decided to appoint their own version of Kevin Feige. According to Variety, Walter Hamada, who has been a long time producer at the studio has been appointed to the position and his recent track record is stacked, to say the least.
Hamada has recently had a hand in the production of ‘IT‘, ‘The Conjuring‘ franchise, as well as the very underrated ‘Lights Out’. While it’s obvious from the aforementioned films, Hamada has generally focused on horror films in the past. Though, this near singular focus on a particular genre is exactly what DC needs right now.
For years now, fans have lamented the reactionary nature of the DC films division. This was perhaps due to the fact that they had no singular guiding hand lack their counterparts over at Marvel. They’ve tried teams of people, they’ve tried directors but until today they had never tried handing a singular producer the reigns to the machine. Hamada has shown in the past that he’s capable of zeroing in on a particular niche and honing his skills within said genre. The quality of the Warner Brothers horror division has been steadily increasing in quality with each passing year and finally broke through in historic fashion with this past years smash ‘IT’. He’s also shown a knack for realizing his mistakes and then fixing them with subsequent films. People didn’t respond to the first Annabelle film, so Hamada made it a priority to make a better film the next time around, and they did just that. It should come as no surprise that some of the filmmakers he’s worked with over the past decade are now active members in the DC universe. The appointment of Hamada could be the day that DC fans look back at and point to as the day where they finally turned the ship around.
Stay tuned for more information on this story as it develops.