DC Films might have found its Kevin Feige in Dan Lin. The executive-turned producer is reportedly in contention to overlook all upcoming movies and TV series for the superhero arm. The decision comes in the wake of Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav laying out a 10-year plan for the DC brand — kickstarting a “reset” under a new team, focused on quality over quantity. The move will see current DC Films President Walter Hamada stepping down, paving the way for Lin to take over.
New candidate Lin, known for producing the-winning , is one of the strong contenders to take on the role. As per , the proposed system will skip three division heads — heads Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy, / HBO Max chief Casey Bloys, and Warner Bros. TV chair Channing Dungey — putting control in the hands of one person.
Lin also shepherded 2017’s, noting in a earlier this month, that in 2008, he almost got the job of “overseeing the entire DC franchise.” At the time, he was working on a now-cancelled film with Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller ( ).
Reports claim that Hamada, the current head of, would transition out of the role. THR’s sources claim that the involved parties are discussing salary and the future of Lin’s production company Rideback. That said, the current DC chief will oversee the Dwayne Johnson-led cinematic release on October 21. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Hamada was not consulted on the shocking , starring in the lead.
confirmed that cancelling Wonder Twins, Batgirl, and Scoob! Holiday Haunt was a difficult part of this strategy, but it did not fit their vision to maximise financial returns. Other reports indicated that Batgirl underwent test screenings, with audiences calling it “irredeemable.” The movie, which was originally planned for an release will not see the light of day, in cinemas or on the streaming platform.
stated earlier this month, that he was looking for a figure to guide the DC Films brand . Similar to the , where all character stories are interwoven with each other, and eventually build up to a dramatic climax. At Warner Bros. Discovery’s earnings call webcast, he also confirmed that Black Adam and , alongside the problematic Ezra Miller-led , have been marked safe for release. However, the David F. Sandberg-directed sequel has been release date.
Even James Wan’sgot pushed to December 25, 2023, as it needs more time in post-production. Meanwhile, Todd Phillips’ is in the , while Matt Reeves has begun co-writing sequel with Mattson Tomlin. Both are deemed quality products by the WBD offices.