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The DC Comics film franchise, popularly referred to as the DC Extended Universe[1][2] (DCEU) and the DC Cinematic Universe (DCCU), is a collection of films based on characters that appear in publications by DC. The universe largely spans films, though a number of tie-in media have been produced.


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
Wonder Woman June 2, 2017 Patty Jenkins Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg
Justice League November 17, 2017 Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon
Aquaman December 21, 2018[3] James Wan[4] Will Beall (screenplay)[5]
James Wan and Geoff Johns (story)[6]
Shazam! April 5, 2019[7] David F. Sandberg[8] Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke[9] Post-production
Birds of Prey
(And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
February 7, 2020[10] Cathy Yan[11] Christina Hodson[11] Pre-production
Cyborg April 3, 2020[12] TBA In development
Wonder Woman 1984 June 5, 2020[13] Patty Jenkins[14] Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns[15] and Dave Callaham[16] Filming
Green Lantern Corps July 24, 2020[17] TBA David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes[18] In development
Flash TBA John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein[19] Joby Harold[20]
Justice League 2 TBA
The Batman Matt Reeves[21] TBA
Man of Steel 2 TBA
Suicide Squad 2 Gavin O'Connor[22]
Gotham City Sirens David Ayer[23] Geneva Robertson-Dworet[23]
Justice League Dark TBA Michael Gilio[24]
Nightwing Chris McKay[25][26] TBA
Batgirl TBA Christina Hodson[27]
Black Adam TBA
Lobo Jason Fuchs[28]
The New Gods Ava DuVernay[29] Kario Salem[30]
Blackhawk Steven Spielberg[31] David Koepp[31]
Supergirl film TBA Oren Uziel[32]
Joker film TBA
Deathstroke film TBA
Plastic Man film TBA Amanda Idoko




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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: “DC Extended Universe” isn’t official; term was made up by Entertainment Weekly" - Batman-News
  3. "Warner Bros Pushes ‘Aquaman’ to Christmas 2018" - The Wrap
  4. "James Wan Closes Deals to Direct 'Aquaman' and 'Robotech'" - The Hollywood Reporter
  5. "'Aquaman' Movie Hooks 'Gangster Squad' Writer (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  6. "Aquaman's Patrick Wilson Steps Up to Defend The Film's Villains On Twitter" - Comic Book
  7. "‘Shazam’ director David F. Sandberg confirms April 2019 release date" - Batman-News
  8. "Shazam! Finds Its Director In David F. Sandberg" -
  9. "DC's 'Shazam!' to Star Zachary Levi (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  10. "Margot Robbie's 'Birds of Prey' Gets 2020 Release Date" - The Hollywood Reporter
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Cathy Yan to Direct Harley Quinn Spinoff Starring Margot Robbie" - Variety
  12. How Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice maps out DC's movie universe (page 1) - Entertainment Weekly
  13. "'Wonder Woman 1984' Moves Back 7 Months to Summer 2020" - The Hollywood Reporter
  14. "Patty Jenkins Confirms She’s Directing Wonder Woman 2 [Updated]" - Screenrant
  15. "Patty Jenkins Developing ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  16. "'The Expendables' Writer Joins Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns to Write 'Wonder Woman 2' (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  17. "‘Godzilla 2,’ ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Stomp Out New Release Dates" - The Wrap
  18. "'Green Lantern Corps' Movie Writers Set, Key Characters Confirmed" - The Hollywood Reporter
  20. "Joby Harold to Do Page-One Rewrite of ‘The Flash’ Script (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  21. "‘The Batman’ Officially Signs Matt Reeves as Director" - Variety
  22. "‘Suicide Squad 2’: Gavin O’Connor to Write and Direct Sequel" - Variety
  23. 23.0 23.1 "David Ayer, Margot Robbie Reteam for All-Female DC Villains Movie 'Gotham City Sirens' (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  24. "Doug Liman to Direct ‘Dark Universe’ for DC, Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  25. "‘Nightwing’ Director Chris McKay on What Distinguishes the Hero from Batman" - Collider
  26. "Warner Bros. Plotting 'Nightwing' Movie With 'Lego Batman Movie' Director (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  27. "‘Bumblebee’ Scribe Christina Hodson Now Working On ‘Batgirl’" - Deadline Hollywood
  28. "Warner Bros.’ ‘Lobo’ Lands ‘Wonder Woman’ Writer Jason Fuchs (Exclusive)" - The Wrap
  29. "Ava DuVernay to Direct DC’s Superhero Epic ‘New Gods’" - Variety
  30. "Ava DuVernay To Direct Jack Kirby Comic Creation ‘The New Gods’ For Warner Bros, DC" - Deadline Hollywood
  31. 31.0 31.1 "Steven Spielberg to Direct Film Adaptation of DC’s ‘Blackhawk’" - Variety
  32. "'Supergirl' Movie in the Works With '22 Jump Street' Writer" - The Hollywood Reporter

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