DC Films president Walter Hamada is reportedly on the brink of resigning over the high-profile cancellation of “Batgirl,” but has agreed to stay in the studio at least until Black Adam’s October 21 release.
according to hollywood reporter The source said Hamada was only told that Batgirl was on hold at Black Adam’s test screening and was upset that she was not consulted. He was also reportedly concerned about the impact of the unexpected news on the film’s cast and crew.
Hamada apparently consulted with legal counsel about his resignation, but he was persuaded to stay on until Dwayne Johnson’s first DC movie came out. “He’s taking a break,” a Hollywood Reporter source said. “The decision to make this adversarial has not been made.” Hamada is currently under contract until 2023.
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New Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has made no secret of his desire to change the landscape of DC movies, including finding leadership in Marvel Studios Kevin Feige’s mode. Even before the studio abruptly canceled the $90 million Batgirl, the current head of the division, Hamada, wouldn’t be comfortable.
Batgirl might just be the beginning. The company has been quietly removing other movies from HBO Max, and rumor has it that a planned Sasha Calle’s Supergirl movie could be canned as well. After announcing that it will merge with Discovery+ in 2023 and possibly drop the HBO name, the future of HBO Max is generally murky.
Zaslav said yesterday that the DC movie will now follow a 10-year plan with a design similar to the MCU launch. Zaslav also defended his decision on Batgirl, but we think the company has made all the wrong moves so far.
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