Geoff Johns will remain co-head of Warner Bros. Pictures' DC Films division, working alongside the newly-promoted Walter Hamada. Hamada's official title will be President, DC-Based Film Production,with Johns remaining as DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer.
“Walter is creative, resourceful, and committed to excellence, and will bring those qualities to his oversight of our superhero films,” said Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros.' President/Chief Content Officer. “He’s a terrific production executive and served as an executive producer on two of the summer’s most popular films, New Line’s It and Annabelle: Creation. I’m confident Walter and Geoff, working with our filmmaking partners, will deliver films that will resonate with both broad global audiences as well as DC fanboys and fangirls. Walter’s a great addition to the Warner Bros. Pictures team, and I look forward to working with him in his new post.”
Variety, which broke the news of Hamada's promotion, originally wrote that both Johns and Berg were out with Hamada the sole head of DC Films. Since their initial report however, they have amended their article with information provided by Warner Bros. The Hollywood trade has not at this point issued a correction.
Newsarama has independently confirmed Johns and Hamada as the joint leaders of the DC Films division.