Walter Hamada has been named as the new head of DC Films at Warner Bros. Pictures according to Variety. He'll also reportedly oversee other non-DC Comics continuity comic book-to-film projects.
Hamada is best known as producer of several Warner Bros. horror films including It and The Conjuring, and co-wrote 47 Ronin. Prior to being a producer for Warner Bros. and its New Line Cinemas subsidiary, Hamada served as VP of Production at Columbia Pictures.
According to the Hollywood trade, Hamada has a "close relationship" with Aquaman director James Wan after working with him on The Conjuring and Annabelle movies.
Geoff Johns has reportedly segued to an advisory role at DC Films, but remains a President and Chief Creative Officer at DC Entertainment. The other DC Films co-head, John Berg, has purportedly moved to become a producer with The Lego Movie's Roy Lee.