Dan Lin is in talks to take on the role of DC Chief. The role would encompass overseeing film and television, with Lin reporting directly to Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav.
Zaslav has said he was searching for Warners’ own version of Kevin Feige, the famed Marvel executive who has steered the rival comic book company’s movie slate into a multibillion-dollar pop culture juggernaut.
Lin is a respected producer who has worked on the Robert Downey Jr.-starring Sherlock Holmes features, the four Lego movies — as well as the two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s It. As well as the billion-dollar-grossing Aladdin, and the Oscar-nominated The Two Popes. And most recently, Universal’s Jo Koy comedy Easter Sunday.
He also has experience in TV, Lin and his company executive produced Lethal Weapon and Walker. His company, Rideback has a nonprofit arm and several initiatives and fellowships that aid BIPOC and rising entrepreneurs. Warner Bros. Discovery would take some sort of stake in the company. Rideback would also continue to operate as a production entity and be run by current president Jonathan Eirich.
If Lin takes over, he will replace Walter Hamada, who joined DC in 2018.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter