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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[2] Patty Jenkins


Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg[4] Post-production
Justice League November 17, 2017[5] Zack Snyder[6] Chris Terrio[7]
(Untitled Movie) October 5, 2018[2] TBA TBA In development
Aquaman December 21, 2018[8] James Wan


Will Beall


Shazam April 5, 2019[11] TBA Henry Gayden


In development
(Untitled Movie) November 1, 2019[2] TBA
Cyborg April 3, 2020[11]
Green Lantern Corps June 19, 2020[11] David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes[13]
The Flash TBA[14] Joby Harold


Justice League sequel TBA[16] Zack Snyder[17] Chris Terrio[17]
The Batman TBA[18] Matt Reeves


Ben Affleck and Chris Terrio[17]
Gotham City Sirens TBA David Ayer[20] Geneva Robertson-Dworet


Batgirl Joss Whedon


Joss Whedon
Dark Universe Doug Liman


Michael Gilio


Man of Steel 2 TBA TBA
Black Adam
Nightwing Bill Dubuque


DCEU Films Logos

Low-budget filmsEdit

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.[24] 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.[25]

Future filmsEdit

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.[26]

Films for Lobo, Green Arrow, Metal Men, The Legion of Superheroes, Teen Titans and a Flash/Green Lantern crossover film have all been rumoured[27]. A Birds of Prey film is also rumoured to be in development. [28]

TV seriesEdit




Recurring castEdit

Character Film
Man of Steel Batman v Superman Suicide Squad Wonder Woman Justice League The Flash Aquaman Shazam Justice League 2 Cyborg Green Lantern Corps
Superman Henry Cavill Henry Cavill Henry Cavill
Batman Ben Affleck Ben Affleck Ben Affleck
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Gal Gadot Gal Gadot
Aquaman Jason Momoa Jason Momoa Jason Momoa Jason Momoa
The Flash Ezra Miller 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


  1. This Week's Cover: First look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's ultimate superhero showdown - Entertainment Weekly
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Warner Bros. Pushes 'Jungle Book' to 2018, 'Wonder Woman' Gets New Date - The Hollywood Reporter
  3. "'Wonder Woman' Movie Finds a New Director (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  4. Warner Bros. Pictures Brings Heroes, Magic and Myth to This Year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego
  5. Warner Bros. Confirm JUSTICE LEAGUE And WONDER WOMAN Release Dates - Comic Book Movie
  6. "DC Comics Movies Announced: ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Justice League,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Aquaman’" - /Film
  7. "Don’t expect ‘Justice League’ to be as dark as ‘Batman v Superman’, says writer Chris Terrio" - Batman-News
  8. Warner Bros Pushes ‘Aquaman’ to Christmas 2018 - The Wrap
  9. "James Wan Closes Deals to Direct 'Aquaman' and 'Robotech'" - The Hollywood Reporter
  10. "'Aquaman' Movie Hooks 'Gangster Squad' Writer (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
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  12. "Dwayne Johnson's DC Villain Black Adam Getting His Own Movie" - The Hollywood Reporter
  14. The Flash Movie Needs A New Release Date - Screenrant
  15. Joby Harold to Do Page-One Rewrite of ‘The Flash’ Script (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
  16. Zack Snyder Firming Up Post-'Justice League' Plans with 'The Last Photograph' (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "DC movies release date calendar" - Entertainment Weekly
  18. The Batman: Production Won’t Start Until 2018; Casting May Begin This Year - Screen Rant
  20. 20.0 20.1 "David Ayer, Margot Robbie Reteam for All-Female DC Villains Movie 'Gotham City Sirens' (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  21. ‘Batgirl’ Movie: Joss Whedon to Direct Standalone Film (EXCLUSIVE)
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Doug Liman to Direct ‘Dark Universe’ for DC, Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  23. Warner Bros. Plotting 'Nightwing' Movie With 'Lego Batman Movie' Director (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  24. Spring And Fall – The New Slots For DC Entertainment Low Budget Superhero Films - Bleeding Cool
  25. Greg Berlanti’s Booster Gold Movie Won’t Be in DC Cinematic Universe - Vulture
  26. Hawkman Movie Plans Revealed – A Bit Like These Other Popular Movies - Bleeding Cool
  28. [1]


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