Now, Hamada is apparently negotiating his departure, but has been persuaded to stay after Dwayne Johnson’s DC debut. The source revealed: “He suspended the negotiations and did not want to make this decision to the point of tearing the faces of the two sides.” Hamada’s current contract has been signed until 2023.
It’s no secret that David Zaslav, the CEO of Warner Discovery, wants to reshuffle DC movies, and he wants to find a leading figure similar to Marvel’s Kevin Feige. Under such a business idea, the current president Hamada’s life is definitely not easy, and the “Batgirl” being cut is just one of the phenomena.
With the exception of “Batgirl,” the company has quietly pulled several films from HBO Max. Rumor has it that the Supergirl movie version will also be canceled. The future of HBO Max is also less clear, they will merge with the Discovery + channel in 2023, and will no longer be named HBO.
Zaslov recently stated that DC movies are now going to develop according to a ten-year plan, similar to the development plan of the MCU.