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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 interconnected films based on characters that appear in publications by DC. The universe largely spans films, though many tie-in media have been produced.


Released films


US release date Director(s) Written by
Man of Steel June 14, 2013 Zack Snyder David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan
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 Cathy Yan Christina Hodson

Future films

Film US release date Director(s) Written by Status
Wonder Woman 1984 December 25, 2020[3] Patty Jenkins[4] Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns[5] and Dave Callaham[6] Post Production
The Suicide Squad August 6, 2021[7] James Gunn


The Flash November 4, 2022[8] Andy Muschietti Christina Hodson Pre-Production
Aquaman 2


December 16, 2022[9] James Wan[9] David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Jason Momoa[9][10] In Development
Shazam! Fury of the Gods


June 2, 2023[8] David F. Sandberg Henry Gayden
Black Adam TBA[8] Jaume Collet-Serra Adam Sztykiel

Other films in development

Film US release date Director(s) Written by
Untitled Amazons film TBA[12]
Batgirl TBA Christina Hodson


Blue Beetle TBA Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer


Cyborg TBA
Deadshot TBA
Deathstroke TBA
Gotham City Sirens TBA David Ayer[15] Geneva Robertson-Dworet


Green Lantern Corps TBA Geoff Johns
Harley Quinn vs The Joker TBA Glenn Ficarra and John Requa[16] Glenn Ficarra and John Requa[16]
Untitled Justice League sequel TBA
Justice League Dark TBA Michael Gillo, Jon Spaihts, Guillermo del Toro, and Gerard Johnstone[17]
Lobo TBA Jason Fuchs


Untitled Man of Steel sequel TBA
The New Gods TBA Ava DuVernay


Kario Salem,[20] Tom King, and Ava DuVernay
Nightwing TBA Chris McKay


Bill Dubuque


Plastic Man TBA Amanda Idoko


Untitled Supergirl film TBA Oren Uziel


The Trench TBA Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald[25]
Untitled Wonder Woman 1984 sequel TBA[26]

TV series

Future TV series

TV series US release date Season(s) Episodes Status
Zack Snyder's Justice League 2021[27] 1 4 Post Production
Peacemaker TBA 1 8 Pre-Production

Short films




Companion books

Art books


Video Games


Theme Park Attractions



  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. "'Wonder Woman 1984' Release Date Pushed to Christmas" - Variety
  4. "Patty Jenkins Confirms She’s Directing Wonder Woman 2 [Updated]" - Screenrant
  5. "Patty Jenkins Developing ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  6. "'The Expendables' Writer Joins Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns to Write 'Wonder Woman 2' (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  7. 7.0 7.1 As We Told You: James Gunn In Talks To Direct ‘Suicide Squad 2’ - Deadline
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 ‘The Batman’ Delayed to 2022; Warner Bros. Shifts ‘The Matrix 4’, ‘The Flash’ and More
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "‘Aquaman 2’ Gets December 2022 Release Date" - Variety
  10. "Jason Momoa has already pitched his plan for Aquaman 2 to Warner Bros." - Syfy Wire
  11. David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) - Twitter
  12. "Jenkins Developing Wonder Woman Spin-Off for the Amazons" - Newsarama
  13. "'Batgirl' Movie Back On, Now With 'Bumblebee' Writer (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  14. [1]
  15. 15.0 15.1 David Ayer, Margot Robbie Reteam for All-Female DC Villains Movie 'Gotham City Sirens' (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  16. 16.0 16.1 Joker and Harley Quinn Movie Coming from 'Crazy Stupid Love' Filmmakers (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  17. "Doug Liman to Direct ‘Dark Universe’ for DC, Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  19. "Ava DuVernay to Direct DC’s Superhero Epic ‘New Gods’" - Variety
  20. "Ava DuVernay To Direct Jack Kirby Comic Creation ‘The New Gods’ For Warner Bros, DC" - Deadline Hollywood
  22. Warner Bros. Plotting 'Nightwing' Movie With 'Lego Batman Movie' Director (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  23. [2]
  24. "'Supergirl' Movie in the Works With '22 Jump Street' Writer" - The Hollywood Reporter
  25. [3]
  26. "Director Patty Jenkins: ‘Wonder Woman 3‘ Will Be a ‘Contemporary Story‘" - The Hollywood Reporter
  27. "HBO Max to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut" - WarnerMedia Pressroom
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