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Below is the fictional timeline of major events in the DC Extended Universe.

Key

Event featured in/referred to in:

  1. Superman Logo - Man of Steel (2013)
  2. Batman-vs-superman-logo - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  3. SQ - Suicide Squad (2016)
  4. WW Emblem - Wonder Woman (2017)
  5. Justice League Logo - Justice League (2017)
  6. Aquaman logo - Aquaman (2018)

Timeline

Ancient Times

c. 13,000,000,000 B.C.

c. 8,700,000,000 B.C.

c. 7,000,000,000 B.C.

c. 4,600,000,000 B.C.

c. 4,540,000,000 B.C.

c. 3,800,000,000 B.C.

c. 500,000,000 B.C.

c. 6,998,000 B.C.

c. 198,000 B.C.

  • Humans are created by Zeus, and proceed to found the first primitive civilizations.[6]WW Emblem

c. 98,000 B.C.

  • Kryptonians become the dominant civilized species on Krypton. The Kryptonians begin interstellar expansion by colonizing other planets.[7]Superman Logo

c. 28,000 B.C.

19,030 B.C.

  • Last reporting of a Kryptonian murder before Dev-Em's murder in 18,030 B.C..[9]Superman Logo

18,000s B.C.

18,030 B.C.

18,020 B.C.

  • A Kryptonian vessel, Scout Ship 0344, crash lands on the planet Earth and is left behind by Kara Zor-El.[9]Superman Logo

c. 10,000 B.C.

4359-4358 B.C.

c. 4000 B.C.

  • Amazons are created by Zeus to mentain peace between mankind.WW Emblem

c. 3000 B.C.

800 B.C.

  • Classic Greek Era begins.[4]Aquaman logo

333 B.C.

  • Alexander the Great slices the Gordian Knot with a sword-stroke.[13]Batman-vs-superman-logo

479 A.D.

  • The Dark Ages begin.[13]Justice League Logo

Early Modern Era

16th Century

1543

  • Copernican heliocentrism is introduced in Europe.[13]Batman-vs-superman-logo

17th Century

1627

  • Renaissance utopian Francis Bacon writes New Atlantis.[4]Aquaman logo

1635

1661

18th Century

1776

19th century

1800s

1815

1820

  • Cassidys Pub is established.[1]Superman Logo

1834

1859

November
24th
  • Darwin's theories about evolution are revealed to the public.[13]Batman-vs-superman-logo

1862

1863

1865

April
9th

1867

1871

1885

1894

1898

  • American poet Edith Wills Linn Forbes writes The Lost Atlantis.[4]Aquaman logo

Modern times

20th century

1902

1907

1914

July
28th

1915

1917

July
31th
November
6th

1918

1920s

  • A hit song about ice creams is written.[21]Justice League Logo

1921

1922

1929

  • A project consisting of an underground tunnel system running from Gotham City to Metropolis is left unfinished and promptly abandoned. Justice League Logo

1939

September
1st
  • World War II begins.[13]SQ

1940

June
12th
November
8th
  • The movie The Mark of Zorro is released.Batman-vs-superman-logo

1941

1942

January
5th

1945

September
2nd
  • World War II ends.[13]SQ

1946

1947

January
8th

1951

1952

1954

  • Charles Wayne dies.[19]Batman-vs-superman-logo

1955

1957

May
2nd

1958

June
7th
  • Prince Rogers Nelson (later just Prince) is born.[10] Justice League Logo
October
8th

1963

1964

August
  • "House of the Rising Sun" is released by The Animals.[18]SQ
October
4th
  • The television show Stingray begins broadcasting.[26] Aquaman logo

1965

June
27th
  • The television show Stingray ends broadcasting.[26] Aquaman logo

1966

September
19th

1967

June
3rd

1968

June
3rd
December
6th
  • "Sympathy for the Devil" is released by the Rolling Stones.[18]SQ

1969

  • Benjamin Wayne dies.[19]Batman-vs-superman-logo

1970

August
  • "Paranoid" is released by Black Sabbath.[18]SQ

1972

February
19th

1973

October
21st

1974

1975

February
24th
October
31st
  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" is released by Queen.[18]SQ

1976

October
5th
  • "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" is released by AC/DC.[18]SQ

1977

  • Patrick A. Wayne died.[19]Batman-vs-superman-logo
  • At age 7, Bruce Wayne begins practicing what Alfred would label as "the art of deception".

1978

April
12th

1979

1980

1981

1982​

1983

November
14th
  • The novel Pet Sematary is published by Stephen King.[10]Justice League Logo

1983-1984

1984

1985

1986

January
29th
March
16th

1987

April
7th
  • Waylon Jones is arrested for assault. He is given a sentence of 10 years and 2 months.[31]SQ

1988

August
17th

1989

February
7th
  • "She's a Mystery to Me" is released by Roy Orbison.[4]Aquaman logo

1990

July
20th

1991

August
7th

1992

June
30th
  • "Seasons" is released by Chris Cornell.[1]Superman Logo
July
6th
September
30th

1993

1994

  • Bruce Wayne becomes Batman.Batman-vs-superman-logo
June
29th

1996

1997

  • A tornado devastates Smallville, killing Jonathan Kent.[1]Superman Logo
March
31st
  • "It's No Good" is released by Depeche Mode.[26] Aquaman logo

1998

  • The Sword of Alexander is sold on the black market.[24]Batman-vs-superman-logo
  • El Diablo begins to use his pyrocynetics powers in his criminal life.SQ

1999

2000

  • Luthor Sr. leaves his son, Alexander Luthor Jr.[29]Batman-vs-superman-logo
  • Alexander Luthor Jr. becomes CEO of Lexcorp following his father leaving him.[29]Batman-vs-superman-logo

21st Century

2001

2002

January
9th
22th
  • Waylon Jones is arrested for kidnapping. He is given a sentence of 4 years and 5 months.[31]SQ
October
1st

2003

March
  • "Seven Nation Army" is released by The White Stripes.[18]SQ

2004

2005

2006

October
3rd

2007

April
26th
  • "Icky Thump" is released by The White Stripes.[10]Justice League Logo

2009

2010

2011

  • Christopher Weiss was first arrested in 2011 having moved from Alabama to Keystone City to pursue his criminal ambitions.[18]SQ
December
10th
  • Waylon Jones is arrested for destruction of propriety. He is given a sentence of 6 years and 11 months.[31]SQ

2012

September
18th
  • Harley is arrested for grand theft auto, with a sentence of 4 years and 6 months, but breaks out within 2 years.[31]SQ

2013

November
  • Birth of superheroe Superman by the Kryptonian Kal-El.
December

2014

2015

January
9th
  • Arrested the metahuman [[Killer
November
13th

2016

June
15th

August

5th

2017

January
February

2018

2019

2020

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Man of Steel
  2. In 2017, it is estimated that the Earth is 4.54 billion years old. 4.54 billion years before 2017 is 4,539,997,984 B.C., or c. 4,540,000,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  3. In 2017, it is estimated that the first life on Earth appeared 3.8 billion years ago. 3.8 billion years before 2017 is 3,799,997,984 B.C., or c. 3,800,000,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Aquaman: Arthur's Guide to Atlantis
  5. In 2018, it is estimated that the Sahara Desert began to form itselfes 7 million of years ago. 7 million years before 2018 is 6,997,982 B.C., or c. 6,998,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  6. In 2017, it is estimated that the first "humans" came from evolution around 200,000 years ago. 200,000 years before 2017 is 197,984 B.C., or c. 198,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  7. In Man of Steel, Jor-El says that the Kryptonian interplanetary travel lasted for "100,000 years" before their planet was destroyed, dated to 1980. 100,000 years before 1980 is 98,022 B.C., or c. 98,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  8. It has been reported that the Atlantean, Amazon, and human forces fighting Darkseid was "around 30,000 years ago". With Justice League set in 2016, 30,000 years before 2016 is 27,985 B.C., or c. 28,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Man of Steel Prequel
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Justice League
  11. In the Stones' apartament is visible a saber-toothed tiger skull.
  12. In Suicide Squad, in a scene set in June 2016, it is shown that Enchantress' age is "6373". This means she was born between mid-4359 B.C. and mid-4358 B.C.
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 This is an event from real world history, referenced in the DC Extended Universe.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization
  15. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City). United States: Time Out. p. 8.
  16. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City). United States: Time Out. p. 45.
  17. Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 Suicide Squad
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 Empire magazine revealed a photograph of Bruce Wayne in his family crypts. This contains dates of birth and death for Wayne family members.
  20. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Metropolis). United States: Time Out. p. 33.
  21. Mercedes-Benz Presents: Justice League - Pit Stop
  22. Wolfman, Marv (2016). Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization. Titan Books. 
  23. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City). United States: Time Out. p. 52.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 Sometimes the DC Extended Universe alludes to people who exists in our world, and it is assumed they were born on the same day in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Aquaman
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 Suicide Squad
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 A.R.G.U.S. website
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Fortune - Lex Luthor: Not Just His Father's LexCorp
  30. In Fortune - Lex Luthor: Not Just His Father's LexCorp, from October 2015, and set not long before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2015, it is said that Luthor is "31". This would mean he was born in 1983 or 1984.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 Suicide Squad: Behind the Scenes with the Worst Heroes Ever
  32. Aquaman: Undertow
  33. Barry Allen was born on September 30, 1992.
  34. In Justice League, it is said that Nora Allen was killed when Barry was 9. With Barry's date of birth reported as September 30, 1992, this means she was killed between September 30, 2001 and September 29, 2002.
  35. File:LexCorp promo - Batman file.png
  36. Warner Bros. Plotting 'Nightwing' Movie With 'Lego Batman Movie' Director (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  37. [1]

Start a Discussion Discussions about Timeline

  • Is Diana really 5,000 years old???

    6 messages
    • But it's fan speculation to quantify it so definitely, as opposed to using canonical events as a basis for the timeline when it comes...
    • Fair enough. All I said was that Diana has to be thousands of years old. I didn't give a specific number.