Walter Hamada
Mitchell Haddad
United States
2020

DC Entertainment

Walter
Hamada

President, Film Production

As head of DC Films, Hamada showed the world there was creative life left in the comic-book film with “Joker.” The darkly humorous R-rated origin story not only grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, it was the most nominated film at the Academy Awards in 2020, with 11 nods, and earned star Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar for best actor. He championed the first Asian-American female-directed superhero film, Cathy Yan’s “Birds of Prey,” and he’s continuing to reimagine the DC multiverse, first with Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman 1984,” releasing in theaters and on HBO Max over the holiday, and upcoming films like James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad,” Matt Reeves’ Robert Pattinson-starring standalone “The Batman,” Jaume Collet-­Serra’s “Black Adam” with Dwayne Johnson, and Andy Muschietti’s “The Flash,” which will feature both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s returns as Batman.

Career

  • SHAZAM!
  • AQUAMAN
  • JOKER

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Walter Hamada Re-Ups Deal as DC Films President (EXCLUSIVE)

Walter Hamada Re-Ups Deal as DC Films President (EXCLUSIVE)

Walter Hamada has signed a multi-year deal extension to remain president of DC Films, insiders tell Variety.The extension is through 2023, one individual familiar with the talks noted. The studio is announcing the deal imminently. Hamada will continue to report to Warner Bros. Picture Group Chairman Toby Emmerich. The label is responsible for bringing all of DC's superhero canon to screens and streaming, including the recent Christmas Day release "Wonder Woman 1984."Hamada joined DC Films in 2018, coming from Warner's...

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