A new report reveals that many Warner Bros. believe the company hasn’t done enough to support DC Films President Walter Hamada in the wake of online harassment by “Snyder Cut” trolls.
The “Release the Snyder Cut” movement emerged after the 2017 theatrical cut of Justice League left many DC fans disappointed. The blame was placed on revisions imposed by Warner Bros. and the changes implemented by Joss Whedon, who took over as director late in the project, after Zack Snyder had to leave due to a family tragedy.
What started out as a simple campaign to see Zack Snyder’s original vision come to fruition quickly turned ugly as Warner Bros. executives, including Walter Hamada, found themselves subjected to harassment and death threats.
With the continued reworking of DC Films by Warner Bros. Discovery, questions have been raised about whether Walter Hamada will stay with the company.
A report from Variety reveals that while bosses at Warner Bros. Picture Group, Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy want to keep Walter Hamada in DC, many company employees believe Warner Bros. did not do enough to defend Hamada when he came under fire. online trolls.
In the midst of the “Release the Snyder Cut” campaign, Justice League Actor Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in the film, publicly claimed that Walter Hamada undermined an investigation into allegations of misconduct during Joss Whedon’s reshoots. Hamada then received death threats from some online trolls.
The report notes that many at Warner Bros. “believe the studio has not done enough to support their embattled executive”, also noting that Walter Hamada joined DC Films in 2018, after Justice League had already been released.
Walter Hamada has already nearly quit his role at DC Films, following the last minute cancellation of the Leslie Grace film bat girl. However, Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy convinced him to stay at least until the October release of black adam.
While the exact details of the situation are still unclear, it looks like David Zaslav’s new plans for DC could mean abandoning the long-term plan for DC releases already led by Walter Hamada. If true, it could cast further doubt on Hamada’s future with the company.
Here’s the synopsis for the upcoming DC movie, Black Adam:
“Nearly 5,000 years after being endowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods – and imprisoned just as quickly – Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world. “
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a screenplay written by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, the DCEU film stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui and Pierce Brosnan.
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