The new leaders of Warner Bros. Discovery have made no secret of their desire to find someone to be with DC comics what Kevin Feige is to Marvel: The guy who has the overall vision for its entire comic book universe and oversees a sprawling portfolio of movies and shows. Although nothing is final yet, it looks like the person for the job has been found.
The Hollywood Reporter saying it Dan Lin is “in talks” to be the guy in charge of all things DC at Warner Bros. Lin is the very successful producer behind films such as Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes and Warner Bros.’ popular The LEGO movie the series and its spinoffs, The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
According to their report, if Lin gets the job, this role as head of DC films would “bypass three separate division heads — Warner Bros. Pictures heads Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy, HBO/HBO Max head Casey Bloys and Warner Bros. Tv -chair Channing Dungey – and put control of DC in the hands of one person.”
The current head of DC Films, Walter Hamada, was reportedly “moving on from the role.” According to previous reports, Hamada was ready to leave his job immediately after Warner Bros. decided to shelve theirs Batgirl film deep in production instead of premiering it on HBO Max as originally planned.
The hunt for a new head of DC adaptations comes as Warner Bros. Discovery merger has resulted in total upheaval for the company’s line of superhero movies and shows. Projects like Batgirl and Strange Adventures has been shelved entirely; others like Batman: Caped Crusader will no longer go to HBO Max and will instead find a new home. In the midst of all this, WBD has claimed that “there will be a team with a 10-year plan focused only on DC.” Which begs the question: What was the plan before now?
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