What’s going on at DC Films right now? News from the division of Warner Bros. has been nothing short of bombastic this week, with the studio pull the plug on a planned Batgirl property to a hint to a 10-year plan for the DC universe that may or may not reflect what Kevin Feige helped build at Marvel Studios. Because yes, every studio wants that. The delivery is a complete ‘no matter’. As questions surround the state of leadership at WB in the wake of the arrival of the company’s new CEO David Zaslav, we now learn that one of his “generals” at DC Films wanted to jump ship, and still would to leave.
The shakeup at Warner Bros. is ongoing, with former Motion Picture Group Chair Toby Emmerich slides into a more advisory role, open the door to the combined team of Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy. Now, The Hollywood Reporter says that in the wake of the Batgirl cancellation, current DC Films president Walter Hamada threatened to leave his position, and has reportedly agreed to remain at the head of the DC Films table until Black Adam becomes released on October 21. A source close to the ongoing negotiations tells THR about Hamada:
The trade paper says that Walter Hamada learned of David Zaslav’s decision to move up the Leslie Grace lead Batgirl at a test screening for Black Adam, and was upset that he wasn’t consulted about the decision, or the impact it could have on the film division. The story regarding the Batgirl cancellation broke before the studio alerted the film’s talent, making this incredibly awkward situation all the more painful.
What does this mean about the Upcoming Slate of DC Films? It seems to indicate that Walter Hamada has agreed to stay on as mayor for the time being, but has little power when it comes to the decisions made for DC Films. That might be overstating his position, but the source who tells THR that Hamada is considering making this “adversarial” means that this is likely to get messier before the picture clears up.
For the moment we know that for sure Black Adam comes, and that The Rock makes changes to the origin of the character so he can become an important part of the DC Universe moving forward. Everything else seems to be on the table, as has been rumored Zachary Levi’s Shazam sequel to be pushed back to 2023. And don’t even get us started the state of The Flash. The Muschiettis can assure DC fans that everything is going smoothly with their already delayed film, but star Ezra Miller regularly finds himself associated with controversial allegationsAnd some are wondering if the presence of Michael Keaton and the introduction of Sasha Calle’s Supergirl may not be enough to keep production on track.
The dust is still settling, and the smoke remains clear after this week around DC Films. Where everything lies ahead remains a mystery worth exploring in the coming months.
DC President Almost Quits Canceling Batgirl, Rumors Swirl About His Long-Term Future
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