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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 many 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
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 James Wan Will Beall and David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (screenplay)
James Wan and Geoff Johns (story)
Shazam! April 5, 2019 David F. Sandberg Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke
Birds of Prey
(And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
February 7, 2020[3] Cathy Yan[4] Christina Hodson[4] Unreleased
Wonder Woman 1984 June 5, 2020[5] Patty Jenkins[6] Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns[7] and Dave Callaham[8] Post Production
The Batman June 25, 2021[9] Matt Reeves[10][11] Matt Reeves and Mattson Tomlin[12] Filming[13]
The Suicide Squad August 6, 2021[9] James Gunn[9]
Black Adam December 22, 2021[14] Jaume Collet-Serra Adam Sztykiel In Development
Shazam! 2 April 1, 2022[15] David F. Sandberg Henry Gayden
The Flash July 1, 2022[16] Andy Muschietti Christina Hodson
Aquaman 2 December 16, 2022 James Wan David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Jason Momoa
Green Lantern Corps TBA Geoff Johns
Man of Steel 2 TBA
Justice League Dark TBA Michael Gillo, Jon Spaihts, Guillermo del Toro, and Gerard Johnstone[17]
The New Gods TBA Ava DuVernay[18] Kario Salem,[19] Tom King, and Ava DuVernay
Untitled Supergirl film TBA Oren Uziel[20]
Batgirl TBA Christina Hodson[21]
Nightwing TBA Chris McKay[22] Bill Dubuque[23]
Blue Beetle TBA Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer[24]
Gotham City Sirens TBA David Ayer[25] Geneva Robertson-Dworet[25]
Harley Quinn vs The Joker TBA Glenn Ficarra and John Requa[26] Glenn Ficarra and John Requa[26]
Deathstroke TBA
Untitled Justice League sequel TBA
Plastic Man TBA Amanda Idoko[27]
Lobo TBA Jason Fuchs[28]
Cyborg TBA
The Trench TBA Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald[29]

Short Films

TV Series

HBO Max Series




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: “DC Extended Universe” isn’t official; term was made up by Entertainment Weekly" - Batman-News
  3. "Margot Robbie's 'Birds of Prey' Gets 2020 Release Date" - The Hollywood Reporter
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Cathy Yan to Direct Harley Quinn Spinoff Starring Margot Robbie" - Variety
  5. "'Wonder Woman 1984' Moves Back 7 Months to Summer 2020" - The Hollywood Reporter
  6. "Patty Jenkins Confirms She’s Directing Wonder Woman 2 [Updated]" - Screenrant
  7. "Patty Jenkins Developing ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  8. "'The Expendables' Writer Joins Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns to Write 'Wonder Woman 2' (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 'The Batman,' 'The Suicide Squad' Set 2021 Release Dates – Hollywood Reporter
  10. "‘The Batman’ Officially Signs Matt Reeves as Director" - Variety
  11. ‘The Batman’ To Fly In Summer 2021; Ben Affleck Passes The Torch To Next Generation Of Bruce Wayne – Deadline
  12. Mattson Tomlin Is Co-Writing ‘The Batman’ Script With Matt Reeves
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  14. Black Adam release date
  15. DC Comics ‘Shazam 2’ to Be Released April 2022 
  16. 'Flash' and 'Matrix 4' Get Release Dates
  17. "Doug Liman to Direct ‘Dark Universe’ for DC, Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  18. "Ava DuVernay to Direct DC’s Superhero Epic ‘New Gods’" - Variety
  19. "Ava DuVernay To Direct Jack Kirby Comic Creation ‘The New Gods’ For Warner Bros, DC" - Deadline Hollywood
  20. "'Supergirl' Movie in the Works With '22 Jump Street' Writer" - The Hollywood Reporter
  21. "'Batgirl' Movie Back On, Now With 'Bumblebee' Writer (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  23. Warner Bros. Plotting 'Nightwing' Movie With 'Lego Batman Movie' Director (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
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  25. 25.0 25.1 David Ayer, Margot Robbie Reteam for All-Female DC Villains Movie 'Gotham City Sirens' (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  26. 26.0 26.1 Joker and Harley Quinn Movie Coming from 'Crazy Stupid Love' Filmmakers (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
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