|Headquarters||4000 Warner Boulevard,|
|Walter Hamada (president)|
|Brands||DC Extended Universe|
|Parent||Warner Bros. Pictures Group |
DC Films is American film production company that is a subsidiary of Warner Bros. owned by Warner Bros. Discovery dedicated to the production of films based on characters from DC Comics. Walter Hamada is the current president of DC Films.
After the divisive reception of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. Pictures made moves to stabilize the direction of the DC Extended Universe. The studio reorganized in May 2016 to have genre-responsible film executives, thus DC Entertainment franchise films under Warner Bros. were placed under a newly created division, DC Films, created under Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg and DC Comics chief content officer Geoff Johns. This was done in hopes of competing more directly with Marvel Studios' Marvel Cinematic Universe. Johns also kept his existing role at DC Comics. However, the division's formation was not designed to override the "director-driven" mandate.
Justice League had one of the biggest film budgets (nearly $300 million) but grossed about $96 million in its opening weekend. An analysis in The Washington Post expected that there would be a course correction again, with a possible change in leadership. The DC Extended Universe operated under a "director-driven" mandate. Forbes contributors felt that the course correction would be for DC Films to give up on the shared universe, while continuing with the Wonder Woman films and occasionally other films, as Warner Bros. has other franchises they can work with. Despite this, in December the studio reiterated their current film slate for the unofficially titled DC Extended Universe. That same month, Warner Bros. announced that a new strategy and organization of DC Films would occur with Berg leaving his position as studio's co-president of production to form a Warner Bros.-based production company with Roy Lee, the producer of The LEGO Movie and It. In January 2018, Warner Bros. executive Walter Hamada was appointed as new president of DC Films, to oversee the films in the DC Extended Universe. Hamada has been closely associated with New Line Cinema, and helped develop horror films, such as It and The Conjuring film franchises.
In April 2022, after the merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery, Inc. to form Warner Bros. Discovery, it was reported that new CEO David Zaslav was exploring a restructuring of DC Entertainment, including having a creative leader akin to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to lead its film and television projects.
In May 2022, it was announced that Toby Emmerich would step down as the head of the Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, and that the group will be restructured to give DC Films, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, and Warner Animation Group their own bespoke leadership. After Emmerich transitions from his previous role, former MGM executives Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy will become the co-executives of Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, but will temporarily oversee the remaining units until their new positions are filled. Hamada is expected to report to Luca and Abdy, though it was noted his future at DC Films remained unclear after the restructuring.
Further information: DC Extended Universe § Films
All productions are part of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) unless otherwise noted.
|1||Suicide Squad||August 5, 2016||David Ayer||Warner Bros. Pictures and Atlas Entertainment|
|2||Wonder Woman||June 2, 2017||Patty Jenkins||Warner Bros. Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and Cruel and Unusual Films|
|3||Justice League||November 17, 2017||Zack Snyder
|Warner Bros. Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment[b] Atlas Entertainment and Cruel and Unusual Films|
|4||Aquaman||December 21, 2018||James Wan||Warner Bros. Pictures and The Safran Company|
|5||Shazam!||April 5, 2019||David F. Sandberg||Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and The Safran Company|
|6||Joker||October 4, 2019||Todd Phillips||Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, BRON Creative and Joint Effort Productions||Not part of the DCEU.|
|7||Birds of Prey[c]||February 7, 2020||Cathy Yan||Warner Bros. Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment, Kroll & Co. Entertainment and Clubhouse Productions|
|8||Wonder Woman 1984||December 25, 2020||Patty Jenkins||Warner Bros. Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and The Stone Quarry|
|9||Zack Snyder's Justice League||March 18, 2021||Zack Snyder||Warner Bros. Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and The Stone Quarry||HBO Max exclusive|
|10||The Suicide Squad||August 5, 2021||James Gunn||Warner Bros. Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and The Safran Company|
|11||The Batman||March 4, 2022||Matt Reeves||Warner Bros. Pictures, 6th & Idaho and Dylan Clark Productions||Not part of the DCEU.|
|12||Black Adam||October 21, 2022||Jaume Collet-Serra||Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Seven Bucks Productions and FlynnPictureCo.||Post-production|
|13||Shazam! Fury of the Gods||December 21, 2022||David F. Sandberg||Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, The Safran Company|
|15||Batgirl||2022||Adil El Arbi
& Bilall Fallah
|Warner Bros. Pictures and Burr! Productions|
|16||Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom||March 17, 2023||James Wan||Warner Bros. Pictures, The Safran Company, Atomic Monster Productions|
|17||The Flash||June 23, 2023||Andy Muschietti||Warner Bros. Pictures, The Disco Factory and Double Dream|
|18||Blue Beetle||August 18, 2023||Angel Manuel Soto||Warner Bros. Pictures, Entertainment One, S&K Pictures and The Safran Company||Filming|
|Black Canary||TBA||TBA||Warner Bros. Pictures||HBO Max exclusive|
|Static Shock||2022–2023||TBA||Warner Bros. Pictures, Milestone Media and Outlier Society Productions|
|Green Lantern Corps||2022–2023||TBA||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Zatanna||TBA||TBA||Warner Bros. Pictures and Bad Robot Productions|
|Untitled Superman film||TBA||TBA||Not part of the DCEU|
|Untitled third Wonder Woman film||TBA||Patty Jenkins||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Untitled Hourman film||TBA||TBA||Warner Bros. Pictures and Chernin Entertainment|
|Joker: Folie à Deux||TBA||Todd Phillips||Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Bron Creative||Not part of the DCEU|
|Blackhawks||N/A||Steven Spielberg||Warner Bros. Pictures, Amblin Entertainment and Kroll & Co. Entertainment|
|Untitled The Batman sequel||TBA||Matt Reeves||Warner Bros. Pictures, 6th & Idaho and Dylan Clark Productions|