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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 Cathy Yan Christina Hodson
Wonder Woman 1984 October 2, 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 Post-production


Black Adam December 22, 2021[8] Jaume Collet-Serra Adam Sztykiel In development
The Flash June 3, 2022[9] Andy Muschietti Christina Hodson
Shazam! 2 November 4, 2022[10] David F. Sandberg Henry Gayden
Aquaman 2


December 16, 2022[11] James Wan[11] David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Jason Momoa[11][12]
Untitled Amazons film TBA[13]
Batgirl TBA Christina Hodson


Blue Beetle TBA Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer


Booster Gold TBA Greg Berlanti


Zack Stentz


Cyborg TBA
Deadshot TBA
Deathstroke TBA
Gotham City Sirens TBA David Ayer[17] Geneva Robertson-Dworet


Green Lantern Corps TBA Geoff Johns
Harley Quinn vs The Joker TBA Glenn Ficarra and John Requa[18] Glenn Ficarra and John Requa[18]
Untitled Justice League sequel TBA
Justice League Dark TBA Michael Gillo, Jon Spaihts, Guillermo del Toro, and Gerard Johnstone[19]
Lobo TBA Jason Fuchs


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


Kario Salem,[22] 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[27]
Untitled Wonder Woman 1984 sequel TBA[28]

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' Moves From Summer to October" - The Hollywood Reporter
  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. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 2021_films
  8. Black Adam release date
  9. [h 'The Batman' Moves Back Amid Warner Bros. Date Shuffle]
  10. 'The Batman' Moves Back Amid Warner Bros. Date Shuffle 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "‘Aquaman 2’ Gets December 2022 Release Date" - Variety
  12. "Jason Momoa has already pitched his plan for Aquaman 2 to Warner Bros." - Syfy Wire
  13. "Jenkins Developing Wonder Woman Spin-Off for the Amazons" - Newsarama
  14. "'Batgirl' Movie Back On, Now With 'Bumblebee' Writer (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  15. [1]
  16. 16.0 16.1 "TV Producer of the Year Greg Berlanti: ’I Still Fight About Everything’" - The Hollywood Reporter
  17. 17.0 17.1 David Ayer, Margot Robbie Reteam for All-Female DC Villains Movie 'Gotham City Sirens' (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  18. 18.0 18.1 Joker and Harley Quinn Movie Coming from 'Crazy Stupid Love' Filmmakers (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  19. "Doug Liman to Direct ‘Dark Universe’ for DC, Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  21. "Ava DuVernay to Direct DC’s Superhero Epic ‘New Gods’" - Variety
  22. "Ava DuVernay To Direct Jack Kirby Comic Creation ‘The New Gods’ For Warner Bros, DC" - Deadline Hollywood
  24. Warner Bros. Plotting 'Nightwing' Movie With 'Lego Batman Movie' Director (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  25. [2]
  26. "'Supergirl' Movie in the Works With '22 Jump Street' Writer" - The Hollywood Reporter
  27. [3]
  28. "Director Patty Jenkins: ‘Wonder Woman 3‘ Will Be a ‘Contemporary Story‘" - The Hollywood Reporter

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