DC Studios

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DC Studios
FormerlyDC Films (2016–2022)
Company typeSubsidiary
GenreSuperhero fiction
  • May 2016; 7 years ago (2016-05) (as DC Films)
  • November 1, 2022; 17 months ago (2022-11-01) (as DC Studios)
FounderGeoff Johns
Jon Berg
Headquarters4000 Warner Boulevard, ,
United States
Area served
Key people
  • James Gunn (co-Chairman and co-CEO)
  • Peter Safran (co-Chairman and co-CEO)
  • Chantal Nong (Senior Vice President, Production)
  • Motion pictures
  • Television shows
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
Footnotes / references

DC Studios, formerly named DC Films, is an American film and television studio that is a division of Warner Bros. that oversees the production of films based on intellectual property owned by DC Entertainment, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. that manages its DC Comics units and characters in other units. DC Studios has produced every DC Extended Universe film since Suicide Squad (2016).

Since August 2022, Walter Hamada agreed to stay as DC Films president until after the release of Black Adam, a search for new leadership is currently ongoing  On October 19, 2022. Walter Hamada has left the company.

From June to October 2022, Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy are Interim presidents for DC Films. On October 25, 2022, James Gunn and Peter Safran were confirmed as the new bosses of DC Studios. The pair assumed office on November 1st.

History[change | change source]

DC Films previously existed as a production banner within Warner Bros., but was reorganized to be a formal division after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice underperformed at the box office and garnered negative reception from audiences and critics alike. The division was created under Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg and DC Comics chief content officer Geoff Johns. This was done at the time to compete more directly with it's popular rival, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Due to the underperformance and negative reception of Justice League, both critically and commercially, Warner Bros. announced a new strategy and organization of DC Films would occur, with Geoff Johns and Jon Berg stepping down as co-chairmen of DC Films and co-runners of DC Extended Universe.

In January 2018, it was announced that Warner Bros. executive Walter Hamada will be the new president of DC Films, and will oversee all future DCEU projects. In February 2018, Chantal Nong Vo was announced to be the vice president of production for DC Films.

On April 5, 2022, Warner Bros. Discovery announced to reshape DC Entertainment and its film division, Newcomer president David Zaslav annouced that he was looking for a "Kevin Feige" type figure to lead DC Films., On August 5, 2022, shortly after Batgirl cancellation, then president Walter Hamada was deeply upset of the cancellation and threatened to resign, however Hamada agreed to stay on until the release of Black Adam, Hamada is set to leave DC Films on October 21, 2022. Hamada left two days eariler on October 19, 2022.

On October 25, 2022, James Gunn and Peter Safran were announced as the new executives of the newly rebranded name "DC Studios".

Key people[change | change source]

Current[change | change source]

Former[change | change source]

Films[change | change source]

Released[change | change source]

  • Suicide Squad (2016) first DC Films in 3D. first DC Films in IMAX.
  • Wonder Woman (2017) second DC Films in 3D. second DC Films in IMAX.
  • Justice League (2017) third DC Films in 3D. third DC Films in IMAX.
  • Aquaman (2018) fourth DC Films in 3D. fourth DC Films in IMAX.
  • Shazam! (2019) fifth DC Films in 3D. fifth DC Films in IMAX.
  • Joker (2019) sixth DC Films in IMAX. first DC Films’s R-Rated.
  • Birds of Prey (2020) seventh DC Films in IMAX. second DC Films’s R-Rated.
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) latest DC Films in 3D. eighth DC Films in IMAX.
  • Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) third DC Films’s R-Rated.
  • The Suicide Squad (2021) ninth DC Films in IMAX. latest DC Films’s R-Rated.
  • The Batman (2022) tenth DC Films in IMAX.
  • Black Adam (2022) latest DC Films in IMAX.

Future[change | change source]

  • Joker: Folie à Deux (2024) fifth DC Studios in IMAX. first DC Studios R-Rated. first DC Studios’s Musical.
  • Superman: Legacy (2025) sixth DC Studios in IMAX.
  • The Batman – Part II (2025) seventh DC Studios in IMAX.
  • The Authority (TBC)
  • The Brave and the Bold (TBC)
  • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (TBC)
  • Swamp Thing (TBC)

Television[change | change source]

Released[change | change source]

  • Peacemaker (2022–present)
    • Season One (2022)
    • Season Two (TBA)

Future[change | change source]

  • Untitled The Suicide Squad spinoff series (TBA)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Batman v. Superman' Fallout: Warner". hollywoodreporter. May 17, 2016. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  2. "DC Intrigue: 'Lego' Franchise Producer Dan Lin In Pole Position For Top Spot". deadline. August 25, 2022. Retrieved August 25, 2022.
  3. "Divisional Executives – Walter Hamada". Warner Bros. Retrieved April 19, 2022.