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Did DC's Kevin Feige find it?Producer Lin Dan in talks to take over Superhero Arm for film and TV

Has the new head of DC been found?

Lin Dan Live Action Aladdin, The Lego Movie, and It horror movie, multiple sources told THR, is in talks for a role as head of DC.

According to sources, the role includes overseeing not only film but also television, with Lin reporting directly to Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav.

Structure bypassing three separate division heads – Michael DeLuca and Pam Abdi of Warner Bros., and Kathy Bloy, chief of HBO/HBO Max And Warner Bros. Television Chairman Channing Dungey — handed control of DC to one man.

The current head of DC Films, Walter Hamada, is leaving, according to sources. A Warners insider said no talks were taking place and no formal offers were made, although other sources said talks were over salaries, reporting structures and the future of Rideback, Lin’s sprawling production company.

If any deal closes, it will end the most intense executive search in months, one of the most intense in recent memory, as it faces rival Hollywood producers and scrutiny from executives and DC fans.

Zaslav has said he’s looking for Warner’s own version of Kevin Feige, the famous Marvel exec who pushed rival comics’ films and later TV portfolios To the multi-billion dollar pop culture giant.

It’s a near-impossible question, but it hasn’t stopped the executive’s name from surfacing. Emma Watts has proven to be an early contender, and in recent months, names like Amy Pascal, Matt Tolmach, Sean Bailey and Greg Berlanti have been rumoured to be meeting or pushing savvy agency heads.

Lin’s name goes up late in the game, but he has a title Warner Advisors Alan Horn, former Disney chairman, Warner served as president and chief operating officer. It was during his later tenure that Lin worked for Horn, starting as junior executive and working his way up to senior vice president of production. He worked as a producer in 769, but in the pastoral film Dead and 10 , BC He also supervised the The infamous and aborted Justice League feature directed by George Miller. (This2007-2008 The complexity of the Writers Guild of America strike and tax credits was what derailed it.)

Lin is a respected producer, Known for his ingenuity, hype and conceit in a small town overcrowded, he’s willing to seek out experts in areas he’s not good at. He’s been involved in franchises — a Sherlock Holmes action starring Robert Downey Jr., four Lego movies — and two very successful installments of Stephen KingIt adaptation*). His resume ranges from blockbusters like the multi-billion dollar “Aladdin” “Aladdin” to intimate dramas like the Oscar-nominated

Two Popes . He’s about to release Universal’s Jo Koy comedy, Easter Sunday in early August.

He also has TV experience, a key element in his new position. Lin and his company executives produced the Lethal Weapon show on Fox and Walker , the reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger , will begin its third season on The CW this fall. He and his company are in post-production on an ambitious, big-budget reality series for Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender .

Jeremy Lin also showed his ambition to go beyond the Hollywood screen. His banner, Rideback, has a nonprofit sector and several initiatives and scholarships that help BIPOC and emerging entrepreneurs. It’s unclear what will happen to Rideback, but one scenario, according to sources, is that Warner Bros. Discovery will acquire some kind of stake in the company. Rideback will also continue to operate as a production entity, run by current President Jonathan Eirich.

If Lim takes over, he will replace Hamada ) in 2020 joined DC when the brand hoped to be in Justice League(2008) was blown up. Known for his amiable collaborator, Hamada has a much lower profile than Marvel’s Feige, who is the face of the series. While rival Marvel Studios has a cohesive universe, Hamada-led DC explores a number of stories set in different universes, including the billion-dollar box office, Oscar-winning Joker ( ) and Matt Reeves The Batman ( 2018), this Brings in $.20 million worldwide. Sequels to both are in the works.

Hamada and the director Suicide Squad (2019) and created the HBO Max spin-off Peacemaker , with other projects in development in DC.

However, Hamada’s tenure also underscores the public pressure brought on by the leading DC. For the past two years, Hamada has found herself the subject of Justice League actor Ray Fisher’s critical tweets, which has put the executive in a position to run a company unusual location. The film department, while being publicly criticized by one of the stars. 2018 Summer, Fisher accused filmmaker Joss Whedon of being in 2008 reshoot for Justice League , directed by Whedon after Zack Snyder’s departure Oversight. While Hamada was not in DC during the production of Justice League , Fisher blamed the exec attempted to throw Whedon and producer Jon Berg “under the bus” to protect another Justice League system Filmmaker Fisher Geoff Johns said to enable Whedon.

When Warner Bros. found out that the merger was taking place, Hamada was preparing to release three or four films a year between theaters and HBO Max. Some see his exit as just part of the right line for his DC, while other observers think he didn’t get enough internal support from the previous AT&T regime.

Lin will join DC when Zaslav vows to reshape DC in ten years He hopes the program will Putting the brand in competition with Disney-owned Marvel Studios, which has built the largest movie franchise in history.

“We’ve done the reset…we think we can build a stronger, more sustainable growth business in Washington,” Zaslav said in an Aug. 4 earnings report On the conference call, he 1235193077 canceled HBO’s 2020 Max Batgirl movie hosted by Million Dollar Hamada. “As part of that, we’re going to focus on quality. We won’t release any movies until they’re ready…DC is something we can do better.”

—Aaron Couch contributed to this story.




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