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The DC Films shared universe franchise, popularly referred to as the DC Extended Universe[1][2] (DCEU), the DC Cinematic Universe (DCCU), and also as the Snyderverse, 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 Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs & Zack Snyder
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
Wonder Woman 1984 December 25, 2020 Patty Jenkins Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and Dave Callaham

Future films

Film US release date Director(s) Written by Status
Zack Snyder's Justice League March 2021 Zack Snyder Post Production
The Suicide Squad August 6, 2021[3] James Gunn


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


December 16, 2022[5] James Wan[5] David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Jason Momoa[5][6] In Development
Shazam! Fury of the Gods


June 2, 2023[4] David F. Sandberg Henry Gayden
Black Adam TBA[4] Jaume Collet-Serra Adam Sztykiel

Other films

Film US release date Director(s) Written by
The Amazons[8] TBA[9]
Batgirl TBA Christina Hodson


Blue Beetle TBA Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer


Cyborg TBA
Deadshot TBA
Deathstroke TBA
Gotham City Sirens TBA David Ayer[12] Geneva Robertson-Dworet


Green Lantern Corps TBA Geoff Johns
Untitled Justice League sequel TBA
Justice League Dark TBA Michael Gillo, Jon Spaihts, Guillermo del Toro, and Gerard Johnstone[13]
Lobo TBA Jason Fuchs


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


Kario Salem,[16] Tom King, and Ava DuVernay
Nightwing TBA Chris McKay


Bill Dubuque


Plastic Man TBA Amanda Idoko


Supergirl TBA Oren Uziel


The Trench[21] TBA Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald[21]
Wonder Woman 3 TBA[22] Patty Jenkins[23] Patty Jenkins

TV series

Future TV series

TV series US release date Season(s) Episodes Status
Peacemaker 2021 1 8 Filming

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. 3.0 3.1 As We Told You: James Gunn In Talks To Direct ‘Suicide Squad 2’ - Deadline
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 ‘The Batman’ Delayed to 2022; Warner Bros. Shifts ‘The Matrix 4’, ‘The Flash’ and More
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "‘Aquaman 2’ Gets December 2022 Release Date" - Variety
  6. "Jason Momoa has already pitched his plan for Aquaman 2 to Warner Bros." - Syfy Wire
  7. David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) - Twitter
  8. "HBO Max and the Future of DC's Extended Universe" - The Hollywood Reporter
  9. "Jenkins Developing Wonder Woman Spin-Off for the Amazons" - Newsarama
  10. "'Batgirl' Movie Back On, Now With 'Bumblebee' Writer (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  11. [1]
  12. 12.0 12.1 David Ayer, Margot Robbie Reteam for All-Female DC Villains Movie 'Gotham City Sirens' (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  13. "Doug Liman to Direct ‘Dark Universe’ for DC, Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  15. "Ava DuVernay to Direct DC’s Superhero Epic ‘New Gods’" - Variety
  16. "Ava DuVernay To Direct Jack Kirby Comic Creation ‘The New Gods’ For Warner Bros, DC" - Deadline Hollywood
  18. Warner Bros. Plotting 'Nightwing' Movie With 'Lego Batman Movie' Director (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  19. [2]
  20. "'Supergirl' Movie in the Works With '22 Jump Street' Writer" - The Hollywood Reporter
  21. 21.0 21.1 "'Aquaman' Spinoff 'The Trench' in the Works (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  22. "Director Patty Jenkins: ‘Wonder Woman 3‘ Will Be a ‘Contemporary Story‘" - The Hollywood Reporter
  23. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot returning for third Wonder Woman film - Variety
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