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The DC Extended Universe (DCEU; early known as the DC Cinematic Universe) is a major media franchise and shared fictional universe that is the setting of many superhero films independently produced by DC Films, based on characters that appear in publications by DC Comics. The shared universe of the films, much like the DC Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters.

The first film to be released in the DC Extended Universe was Man of Steel (2013), followed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017) and Justice League (2017). Numerous upcoming films are slated for release in the following years.

The films within the DC Extended Universe have received both critical and commercial success, and the franchise as a whole currently ranks as the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Outside of feature films, the franchise has expanded into comic books, games, novels and others.

Films

Film Release Date Director(s) Story Screenwriter(s) Producer(s) Status
Man of Steel June 14, 2013 Zack Snyder David S. Goyer David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder Released
Batman v Superman:
Dawn of Justice
March 25, 2016 David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder
Suicide Squad August 5, 2016 David Ayer Charles Roven and Richard Suckle
Wonder Woman June 2, 2017 Patty Jenkins Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle
Justice League November 17, 2017 Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns
Aquaman December 21, 2018 James Wan David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall Peter Safran and Rob Cowan Post-production
Shazam! April 5, 2019 David F. Sandberg Henry Gayden Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke Peter Safran

Shorts

Novels

Comics

Comics that are set in the DC Extended Universe but are not regarded as canon.

Development

Man of Steel (2013)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Suicide Squad (2016)

Wonder Woman (2017)

Justice League (2017)

Recurring cast and characters

Home media

Other media

Games

Comic books

Short films

Reception

Box office performance

Critical reaction

Future

Other projects

Note

Gallery

Promotional

Feature Films

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Universes: DC ComicsDC animated universeDC Universe Animated Original Movies/DC Animated Movie UniverseDC Extended UniverseDC UniverseDC Universe OnlineDC Universe: LegaciesDC Universe Online: Legends • DC Universe Classics • DC Universe (toyline)

Characters
Heroes: SupermanBatman (Bruce Wayne/Terry McGinnis) • Supergirl (Kara Zor-El/Matrix/Linda Danvers/Cir-El/Power Girl/Ariella Kent) • Robin (Dick Grayson/Jason Todd/Damian Wayne/Tim Drake) • Nightwing (Dick Grayson/Chris Kent) • Green Lantern Corps (Hal Jordan/Alan Scott/Guy Gardner/John Stewart/Kyle Rayner/Jade/Simon Baz/Jessica Cruz) • BatwomanBatgirlHuntressRed RobinRed HoodFlamebirdBatwingBluebirdStarfireStar HuntersCyborgRavenBeast BoyAqualadArgentBumblebeeBushidoGnarrkHeraldKid FlashThe FlashJerichoKoleMás y MenosPanthaRed StarSpeedyThunder and LightningTerraGreen ArrowWonder WomanAquamanBlack CanaryMartian ManhunterHawkwomanHawkgirlWonder Girl • Blue Beetle (Dan Garret/Ted Kord/Jaime Reyes)

Villains: The JokerCatwomanLex LuthorSinestroHarvey Two-FaceThe RiddlerLaurel HedareGeorge HedareThe PenguinBaneClayfaceHarley QuinnKiller CrocMad HatterMan-BatScarecrowMr. FreezePoison IvyVentriloquistRa's al GhulCalendar ManCatmanCluemasterDeadshotDeathstrokeFireflyHugo StrangeHushKiller MothMaxie ZeusTweedledum and TweedledeeVictor ZsaszJinx
Other characters:

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Movies: Man of SteelBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeSuicide SquadWonder WomanJustice LeagueThe FlashAquamanShazamUntitled Justice League SequelUntitled Batman RebootCyborgGreen Lantern CorpsUntitled DC film

Games: Man of SteelBatman vs Superman – Who Will Win?Suicide Squad: Special Ops
Soundtracks: Man of Steel: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackSuicide Squad: Original Motion Picture ScoreWonder Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Television series: Krypton
Books: Man of Steel: The Early Years: Junior Novel • Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Cross Fire • Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization • Wonder Woman: The Junior Novel • Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization
Comic books: Man of Steel Prequel • Warner Bros. Pictures Presents Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice • General Mills Presents Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Upstairs/Downstairs • Suicide Squad: Suicide Blonde
Manga: Batman and the Justice League

Characters
Heroes: SupermanBatmanWonder WomanAquamanThe Flash

Villains:
Other characters:

Episodes
Songs/Singles
Heathens • Sucker for Pain • Purple Lamborghini • Gangsta • To Be Human
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Live-action films: BatmanBatman and RobinBatmanBatmanBatman ReturnsBatman ForeverBatman & RobinBatman BeginsThe Dark KnightThe Dark Knight RisesBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeSuicide SquadJustice League

Animated films: Batman: Mask of the PhantasmBatman and Mr. Freeze: SubZeroBatman Beyond: Return of the JokerBatman: Mystery of the BatwomanThe Batman vs. DraculaBatman: Under the Red HoodBatman: Year OneBatman: The Dark Knight ReturnsLego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes UniteSon of BatmanBatman: Assault on ArkhamBatman vs. RobinBatman Unlimited: Animal InstinctsBatman Unlimited: Monster MayhemBatman Unlimited: Mechs vs. MutantsBatman: Bad BloodBatman: The Killing JokeBatman: Return of the Caped CrusadersBatman vs. Two-Face

Characters
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Episodes
Objects/Weapons
Locations
Wayne ManorGotham CityAxis ChemicalsFlugelheim MuseumBatcaveGotham CathedralShreck'sSelina Kyle's ApartmentOld ZooArctic WorldWayne EnterprisesNygmaTechTwo-Face's HideoutStatue of JusticeClaw IslandArkham AsylumSnowy Cones Ice Cream FactoryGotham Observatory
Transportation/Vehicles
Actors
See Also



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Media

Superman | Superman II | Superman III | Superman IV | Superman Lives | Superman: Flyby | Superman Returns | Man of Steel | |Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Television Shows

Superman: The Animated Series | Superman: The Series | Smallville | Krypto the Superdog | Legion of Super Heroes

Main Characters

Superman | Lois Lane | Jimmy Olsen | Supergirl (Kara Zor-El, Matrix, Linda Danvers, Cir-El, Krypto, Power Girl and Ariella Kent)

Villains

Lex Luthor | Ty-Zor

Supporting Characters
Minor Characters
Songs
Locations

Smallville, Kansas | Krypton | Metropolis

See Also

Kids' WB | DC Comics | DC Animated Movie Universe | DC Universe Animated Original Movies | DC Extended Universe

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