DC Extended Universe
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Production company(s) DC Films
RatPac Entertainment
Atlas Entertainment
Cruel & Unusual Films
Legendary Entertainment
Syncopy Inc.
Pearl Street Films
Distributor Warner Bros.
Release date(s) June 14, 2013 – present
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Language English
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The DC Extended Universe[1], popularly referred to as the DC Cinematic Universe (DCCU), is a film franchise and shared universe that is based on characters that appear in publications by DC Comics. The films shared universe is akin to the DC universe in their comic books, which has has crossover plot elements, settings and characters.


Film US release date Director(s) Written by Status
Man of Steel June 14, 2013 Zack Snyder David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan Released
Batman v Superman:
Dawn of Justice
March 25, 2016 David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio
Suicide Squad August 5, 2016 David Ayer David Ayer and Justin Marks
Wonder Woman June 2, 2017 Patty Jenkins Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg
Justice League November 17, 2017[2] Zack Snyder[3] and Joss Whedon[4] Chris Terrio[5] Post-production
Aquaman December 21, 2018[6] James Wan


Will Beall


Shazam April 5, 2019[9] TBA Henry Gayden


In development
Cyborg April 3, 2020[9] TBA
Green Lantern Corps July 24, 2020[11] David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes[12]
The Flash TBA Joby Harold


Justice League sequel Zack Snyder[14] Chris Terrio[14]
The Batman Matt Reeves


Ben Affleck and Chris Terrio[14]
Suicide Squad 2 TBA TBA
Gotham City Sirens David Ayer[16] Geneva Robertson-Dworet


Batgirl Joss Whedon


Joss Whedon
Dark Universe TBA Michael Gilio


Man of Steel 2 TBA
Black Adam
Nightwing Bill Dubuque


DCEU Films Logos

Low-budget films

In late 2013, it was rumored that treatments for Suicide Squad, Deathstroke and Team 7 were to be announced, with the plan to release the films alongside the bigger titles at a rate of two per year, with a reduced budget.[20] However, as of 2015, Suicide Squad and Booster Gold/Blue Beetle alone have been announced, however the latter was confirmed to have no connective tissue to the DC Extended Universe.[21]

Future films

Depending on how successful the films are, other films have been announced as possibilities including more films based on Superman, a solo film for Batman and Dark Universe. A Hawkman film was mentioned in 2011, though no news has been heard since.[22]

Films for Lobo, Green Arrow, Metal Men, The Legion of Superheroes, Teen Titans and a Flash/Green Lantern crossover film have all been rumoured[23]. A Birds of Prey film is also rumoured to be in development. [24]

TV series




Recurring cast

Character Film
Man of Steel Batman v Superman Suicide Squad Wonder Woman Justice League Aquaman Shazam Cyborg Green Lantern Corps
Superman Henry Cavill Henry Cavill
Batman Ben Affleck Ben Affleck
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Gal Gadot
Aquaman Jason Momoa Jason Momoa Jason Momoa
Flash Ezra Miller Ezra Miller
Cyborg Ray Fisher Ray Fisher Ray Fisher
Lois Lane Amy Adams Amy Adams
Lex Luthor Jesse Eisenberg Jesse Eisenberg
Alfred Pennyworth Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons


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  1. This Week's Cover: First look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's ultimate superhero showdown - Entertainment Weekly
  2. Warner Bros. Confirm JUSTICE LEAGUE And WONDER WOMAN Release Dates - Comic Book Movie
  3. "DC Comics Movies Announced: ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Justice League,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Aquaman’" - /Film
  4. Joss Whedon Taking over ‘Justice League’ as Zack Snyder Tends to Personal Tragedy - Collider
  5. "Don’t expect ‘Justice League’ to be as dark as ‘Batman v Superman’, says writer Chris Terrio" - Batman-News
  6. Warner Bros Pushes ‘Aquaman’ to Christmas 2018 - The Wrap
  7. "James Wan Closes Deals to Direct 'Aquaman' and 'Robotech'" - The Hollywood Reporter
  8. "'Aquaman' Movie Hooks 'Gangster Squad' Writer (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named EWuniverse
  10. "Dwayne Johnson's DC Villain Black Adam Getting His Own Movie" - The Hollywood Reporter
  11. ‘Godzilla 2,’ ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Stomp Out New Release Dates
  13. Joby Harold to Do Page-One Rewrite of ‘The Flash’ Script (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "DC movies release date calendar" - Entertainment Weekly
  16. 16.0 16.1 "David Ayer, Margot Robbie Reteam for All-Female DC Villains Movie 'Gotham City Sirens' (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  17. ‘Batgirl’ Movie: Joss Whedon to Direct Standalone Film (EXCLUSIVE)
  18. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named DarkUniverse
  19. Warner Bros. Plotting 'Nightwing' Movie With 'Lego Batman Movie' Director (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  20. Spring And Fall – The New Slots For DC Entertainment Low Budget Superhero Films - Bleeding Cool
  21. Greg Berlanti’s Booster Gold Movie Won’t Be in DC Cinematic Universe - Vulture
  22. Hawkman Movie Plans Revealed – A Bit Like These Other Popular Movies - Bleeding Cool
  24. [1]

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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)

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
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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

Heroes: SupermanBatmanWonder WomanAquamanThe Flash

Other characters:

Heathens • Sucker for Pain • Purple Lamborghini • Gangsta • To Be Human

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Live-action films: BatmanBatman 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 Crusaders

Main characters: Batman

Villains: JokerHarley QuinnThe PenguinCatwomanThe RiddlerHarvey Two-FaceMr. FreezePoison IvyBane
Supporting/Minor: Commissioner James GordonThomas WayneMartha Wayne

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
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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)


Lex Luthor | Ty-Zor

Supporting Characters
Minor Characters

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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