Hamada will oversee the studio's comic book movies

Warner Bros has appointed Asian American president Walter Hamada to head its production of DC films.

Variety reports that Warner Bros has promoted Walter Hamada to head its production of DC films, serving as the president of DC-based film production.

The studio replaced Jon Berg and Geoff Johns as the heads of the DC movies in December. Johns remains as president and chief creative officer at DC but is not directly involved in film. Instead, he will give guidance to the company’s TV and comic book divisions.

Hamada had previously served as a production executive at Warner Bros division New Line for 10 years. His portfolio includes It, The Gallows and The conjuring.

He also has a close relationship with Saw director James Wan, who will direct Aquaman for DC.

Warner Bros president and chief content officer Toby Emmerich said in a statement, “Walter is creative, resourceful, and committed to excellence, and will bring those qualities to his oversight of our superhero films.”

Emmerich added, “I’m confident Walter and Geoff, working with our filmmaking partners, will deliver films that will resonate with both broad global audiences as well as DC fanboys and fangirls.”