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‘He was upset because he wasn’t consulted’: Walter Hamada Reportedly Leaving WB After David Zaslav’s Aggressive Strategic Change, Ignites Hopes of Restoring the Snyderverse

After the canning of Batgirl and the clear intention of Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav to reveal new leadership for the DC universe, DC Films president Walter Hamada is reportedly quitting the studio, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Walter Hamada was on the verge of quitting after Batgirl canning
Walter Hamada was on the verge of quitting after Batgirl canning

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Walter Hamada has now decided to stay in his post at least until the October 21 release of the Dwayne Johnson film Black Adam, “He’s pausing, The decision has not been made to make this adversarial, yet.” says a source.

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Walter Hamada Will Call It Quits After ‘Batgirl’ Cancellation

Walter Hamada is upset about Batgirl cancellation without his consult
Walter Hamada is upset about Batgirl’s cancellation without his consult

The pressure comes to an act when David Zaslav has pledged to “reset” concerning DC, along with a 10-year plan he wishes, which will permit the brand to play against Disney-owned Marvel Studios.

“We think we can build a much stronger, sustainable growth business out of DC. As part of that, we are going to focus on quality. We are not going to release any film before it’s ready…DC is something we can make better.”

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A source reports that Warner Bros. Pictures Group co-chairpersons and CEOs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy, who is supervising DC until David Zaslav comes to terms on new leadership, notified Walter Hamada at a recent Black Adam test screening that Batgirl was in postproduction, would be postponed.

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Walter Hamada Was Upset About Not Being Consulted on Batgirl Cancellation

Leslie Grace's 'Batgirl' gets cancelled
Leslie Grace’s ‘Batgirl’ gets canceled

The justification was given in his strategy, the movie wasn’t great enough to release publicly and was too costly for a streaming release. Following this event, the company came under pressure to cut taxes and was appointed to take a write-down on the project.

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Reports with information on the situation say Walter Hamada was upset about not being asked and he was concerned about the consequence on those involved in making the film. On August 2, before talent and their deputies had been notified about the decision, the New York Post made headlines that the film had been held off. The Post broadcasted that the film had low test scores and said news interpreted it as “irredeemable.”

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

Written by Shreeparna Das