Walter Hamada
Mitchell Haddad
United States

DC Entertainment


President, Film Production

Heading up all things DC for Warner Bros., Hamada has reminded the world that Marvel isn’t the only comic-book game in town by putting superheroes and supervillains from a previously interconnected universe into standalone movies, including R-rated sensation “The Joker,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, and last year’s “Aquaman,” which earned more than $1.48 billion worldwide and became the highest-grossing DC movie of all time. He also teamed with Peter Safran and James Wan (creative team behind the 2013 hit “The Conjuring,” which Hamada exec produced) to shine a spotlight on a lesser-known DC character with “Shazam!” which reeled in more than $364 million worldwide. Hamada’s current slate includes the franchise reboot “The Batman,” with Robert Pattinson and Jonah Hill, and James Gunn’s sequel to “Suicide Squad.”


  • New Line Cinema
  • Columbia Pictures
  • DMG Entertainment

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Warner Bros. Taps Walter Hamada to Oversee DC Films Production (EXCLUSIVE)

Warner Bros. Taps Walter Hamada to Oversee DC Films Production (EXCLUSIVE)

As part of a shake-up of its DC film operations, Warner Bros. is promoting Walter Hamada to oversee its comic book movies, Variety has learned. He will serve as president of DC-based film production. In December, the studio decided to replace Jon Berg and Geoff Johns as the heads of the DC movies. Berg became a production partner with Roy Lee, the producer of "The Lego Movie" and "It," who has a deal on the lot.Johns remains at DC as...


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