The release of Kevin Tsujihara, CEO and President of Warner Bros., took place as the DC studio films gained momentum with the success of "Aquaman" and the high hopes of "Shazam". But this departure will probably not stop.
Tsujihara was not actively involved in the daily management of the DC brand, according to three sources close to the situation. So, its output will not be too disruptive.
"They will not be affected by his departure," said an insider familiar with the situation.
Toby Emmerich, president of the film group Warner Bros., already had the power to give the green light to the films and will keep it. Walter Hamada, president of DC Films 'production unit who oversees the development of DC Films' properties, reports directly to Emmerich.
Meanwhile, Richard Brener oversees projects such as "Shazam" and the upcoming "Black Adam" as President and Chief Creative Officer of Warner Bros.'s New Line Unit.
John Stankey said in a note to employees that an "interim leadership structure" would be announced Tuesday. The interim management team will likely include Emmerich.
Tsujihara's film included such films as "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Wonder Woman", as well as the disappointing "Justice League". His biggest success, "Aquaman" of last year, brought in $ 1.1 billion worldwide.
Tsujihara, who worked for two decades at the studio and was chairman of the board for the past six years, resigned on Monday, ten days after The Hollywood Reporter published text stating that actress Charlotte Kirk had asked for it. Helps to land a relationship comedian job. Both denied any wrongdoing.
Tsujuhara said in a memo to staff on Monday that his leadership could become "a distraction and an obstacle to the continued success of the company".
"The hard work of all members of our organization is truly admirable, and I will not let the media attention on my past detract from the great work done by the team," he said. -he declares.