Warner Bros. Discovery’s DC Chief Is the Best Job in Hollywood That Nobody Wants

”A Kevin Feige doesn’t just appear,“ an insider tells TheWrap

Running DC Films could be the sexiest job in Hollywood. Comic book fans were ecstatic when new Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav declared his commitment to finding a Kevin Feige-type leader to take the reins of DC, Warner Bros.’ crown jewel for big-screen franchises, with an ambitious 10-year plan. And for the right person, the job offers the chance to shape beloved characters like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman — and be as revered in fan circles as Feige has been for Marvel aficiandos worldwide.

So after several months of searching, why has no one emerged to take over for Walter Hamada, who has served as DC Films president since 2018, but is expected to leave the studio before his contract expires next year? Franchise film producer Dan Lin recently turned down the job after talks with Zaslav fell apart. Studio representatives say Lin wasn’t “the” candidate and that others are in the mix.

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Umberto Gonzalez

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