This article is about the real world. DC Comics 2016 logo

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
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] and Joss Whedon[6]
Aquaman December 21, 2018[7] James Wan


Will Beall (screenplay)[9] James Wan and Geoff Johns (story)[10] Post-production
Shazam! April 5, 2019[11] David F. Sandberg


Henry Gayden & Darren Lemke[13] Filming
Wonder Woman 2 November 1, 2019[14] Patty Jenkins[15] Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns[16] and Dave Callaham[17] Pre-production
Cyborg April 3, 2020[18] TBA TBA In development
Green Lantern Corps July 24, 2020[19] TBA David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes[20]
Flashpoint TBA TBA Joby Harold


Justice League


Zack Snyder[22] Chris Terrio[22]
The Batman Matt Reeves


Man of Steel 2 TBA TBA
Suicide Squad 2


Gavin O'Connor


Gavin O'Connor
Gotham City Sirens David Ayer[26] Geneva Robertson-Dworet


Justice League Dark TBA Michael Gilio[27]
Nightwing Chris McKay

[28] [29]



Christina Hodson
Black Adam TBA
Birds of Prey Cathy Yan Christina Hodson
The New Gods Ava DuVernay Kario Salem


Steven Spielberg David Koepp




Companion books


  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
  7. Warner Bros Pushes ‘Aquaman’ to Christmas 2018 - The Wrap
  8. "James Wan Closes Deals to Direct 'Aquaman' and 'Robotech'" - The Hollywood Reporter
  9. "'Aquaman' Movie Hooks 'Gangster Squad' Writer (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  11. "‘Shazam’ director David F. Sandberg confirms April 2019 release date" - Batman-News
  12. "Shazam! Finds Its Director In David F. Sandberg" -
  13. "DC's 'Shazam!' to Star Zachary Levi (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  18. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named EWuniverse
  19. ‘Godzilla 2,’ ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Stomp Out New Release Dates
  21. Joby Harold to Do Page-One Rewrite of ‘The Flash’ Script (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
  22. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named calendar
  24. [1]
  26. 26.0 26.1 "David Ayer, Margot Robbie Reteam for All-Female DC Villains Movie 'Gotham City Sirens' (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  27. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named DarkUniverse
  29. Warner Bros. Plotting 'Nightwing' Movie With 'Lego Batman Movie' Director (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  30. ‘Batgirl’ Movie: Joss Whedon to Direct Standalone Film (EXCLUSIVE)

Start a Discussion Discussions about DC Extended Universe