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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]
Man of Steel 2 TBA TBA
Suicide Squad sequel
Gotham City Sirens David Ayer[16] Geneva Robertson-Dworet


Dark Universe TBA Michael Gilio


Black Adam TBA
Nightwing Bill Dubuque


Batgirl Joss Whedon


Joss Whedon


Wonder Woman sequel TBA Geoff Johns and Patty Jenkins


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.[22] 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.[23]

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.[24]

Films for Lobo, Green Arrow, Metal Men, The Legion of Superheroes, Teen Titans and a Flash/Green Lantern crossover film have all been rumoured[25]. A Birds of Prey film is also rumoured to be in development. [26]

TV seriesEdit


Recurring castEdit

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


  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
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  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. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named DarkUniverse
  18. Warner Bros. Plotting 'Nightwing' Movie With 'Lego Batman Movie' Director (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  19. ‘Batgirl’ Movie: Joss Whedon to Direct Standalone Film (EXCLUSIVE)
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  22. Spring And Fall – The New Slots For DC Entertainment Low Budget Superhero Films - Bleeding Cool
  23. Greg Berlanti’s Booster Gold Movie Won’t Be in DC Cinematic Universe - Vulture
  24. Hawkman Movie Plans Revealed – A Bit Like These Other Popular Movies - Bleeding Cool
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