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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)
  7. Shazamtimeline - Shazam! (2019)

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. 530,000,000 B.C.

  • First lifeforms emerge from the sea and start populating on land.[4]Aquaman logo

c. 500,000,000 B.C.

c. 65,998,000 B.C.

  • After a tremendous cataclysm almost all dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles go exinct.[6]Aquaman logo

c. 198,000 B.C.

  • Humans are created by Zeus, and proceed to found the first primitive civilizations.[8]WW Emblem

c. 98,000 B.C.

c. 38,000 B.C.

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..[13]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.[13]Superman Logo

c. 10,000 B.C.

4359-4358 B.C.

c. 3000 B.C.

c. 2990 B.C.

  • Diana begins to take an active interest in the Amazons' combat training, despite her mother's stern refusal of it.[17]WW Emblem

c. 2986 B.C.

  • Diana formally begins extensive trainings in all forms of Amazonian combat under the guide of Antiope.[18]WW Emblem

c. 1600 B.C.

c. 1300-1201 B.C.

  • Achilles lived and died during this century. His most important power, the courage, is trasferred to the wizard Shazam after his death.[20][11]Shazamtimeline

c. 1011 B.C.

c. 931 B.C.

800 B.C.

  • Classic Greek Era begins.[5]Aquaman logo

771 B.C.

March
24th

716 B.C.

July
5-7th

428-427 B.C.

c. 380 B.C.

  • The Republic of Plato is written.[22][1]Superman Logo

356 B.C.

July
20th-21st
  • Alexander the Great is born.[21]Batman-vs-superman-logo

348-347 B.C.

333 B.C.

  • Alexander the Great slices the Gordian Knot with a sword-stroke.[23][24]Batman-vs-superman-logo

323 B.C.

10th-11th
  • Alexander the Great dies.[21]Batman-vs-superman-logo

236 B.C.

183 B.C.

63 B.C.

12 B.C.

March

50-140 A.D.

  • Juvenal's "Satires" are written. They feature the famous phrase "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?".[22]Batman-vs-superman-logo

479 A.D.

  • The Dark Ages begin.[23]Justice League Logo

Early Modern Era

15th Century

1473

February
19th
  • Copernicus is born.[21]Batman-vs-superman-logo

16th Century

1543

  • Copernican heliocentrism is introduced in Europe.[23]Batman-vs-superman-logo
May
24th
  • Copernicus dies.[21]Batman-vs-superman-logo

1561

January
22th

17th Century

1626

April
9th

1627

  • Francis Bacon's New Atlantis is published.[5]Aquaman logo

1635

1661

18th Century

1756

January
27th
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born.[21]Batman-vs-superman-logo

1776

1791

December
5th
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies.[21]Batman-vs-superman-logo

19th century

1800s

1809

February
12th
  • Charles Darwin is born.[21]Batman-vs-superman-logo

1815

1820

  • Cassidys Pub is established.[1]Superman Logo
  • Alexander Keith's Brewery is founded.[1]Superman Logo

1826

November
24th

1828

February
8th

1834

1851

October
18th
  • Herman Melville's Moby Dick is published.[7]Aquaman logo

1859

January
27th
November
24th
  • Darwin's theories about evolution are revealed to the public.[23]Batman-vs-superman-logo

1862

1863

1865

  • Edith Wills Linn Forbes is born.[21][5]Aquaman logo
April
9th
June
3rd

1867

1871

1875

September
1st
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs is born.[21]WW Emblem

1882

April
12th
  • Charles Darwin dies.[21]Batman-vs-superman-logo

1883

February
  • Carlo Collodi's The Adeventures of Pinocchio is first published as novel.[7]Aquaman logo

1885

1890

August
20th
October
26th

1893

1894

1898

  • American poet Edith Wills Linn Forbes writes The Lost Atlantis.[5]Aquaman logo

Modern times

20th century

1902

1905

March
24th
  • Jules Verne dies.[7]Aquaman logo

1907

1914

July
28th

1915

1917

May
29th
  • J. F. Kennedy is born.[21]Batman-vs-superman-logo
July
31th
November
6th

1918

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1962

November
  • "Do You Hear What I Hear?" is released by Harry Simeone.[11]Shazamtimeline
December
25th
  • The movie To Kill a Mockingbird is released.[28]Batman-vs-superman-logo

1963

1964

August
  • "House of the Rising Sun" is released by The Animals.[29]SQ
October
4th
  • The television show Stingray begins broadcasting.[7] Aquaman logo

1965

June
27th
  • The television show Stingray ends broadcasting.[7] Aquaman logo

1966

September
19th

1967

June
3rd

1968

April
4th
  • Martin Luther King Jr. is killed in Memphis.[23]Batman-vs-superman-logo
June
3rd
December
6th
  • "Sympathy for the Devil" is released by the Rolling Stones.[29]SQ

1969

  • Benjamin Wayne dies.[30]Batman-vs-superman-logo
December
  • "Spirit in the Sky" is released by Norman Greenbaum.

1970

August
18th
  • "Paranoid" is released by Black Sabbath.[29]SQ

1971

December
17th
  • "Changes" is released by David Bowie.[11]

1972

February
19th

1973

September
  • "The Ballroom Blitz" is released by the Sweet.[29]SQ
October
21st

1974

1975

February
24th
October
31st
  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" is released by Queen.[29]SQ

1976

October
5th
  • "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" is released by AC/DC.[29]SQ
November
21st
  • The film Rocky is released.[11]Shazamtimeline

1977

  • Patrick A. Wayne died.[30]Batman-vs-superman-logo
  • At age 7, Bruce Wayne begins practicing what Alfred would label as "the art of deception".[24]Batman-vs-superman-logo

1978

April
12th
November
10th
  • "Don't Stop Me Now" is released by Queen.[11]Shazamtimeline

1979

1980

February 29th

1981

1982​

June
6th
8th
  • "Eye of the Tiger" is released by Survivor.[11]Shazamtimeline
October
4th
  • "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" is released by Culture Club.[11]Shazamtimeline

1983

November
14th
  • The novel Pet Sematary is published by Stephen King.[14]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.[36]SQ

1988

August
17th

1989

1990

July
20th
September
11th
  • "Cherry Pie" is released by Warrant.[11]Shazamtimeline

1991

August
7th
December
25th

1992

1993

1994

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

1995

  • At the Boston Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts, Arthur is on a field trip with his class when he is bullied by a pair of students. Arthur reveals his ability to control sea life while several patrons watch in awe.[7]Aquaman logo

1996

1997

  • A tornado devastates Smallville, killing Jonathan Kent.[1]Superman Logo
March
31st
  • "It's No Good" is released by Depeche Mode.[7] Aquaman logo

1998

  • The Sword of Alexander is sold on the black market.[24]Batman-vs-superman-logo
  • El Diablo begins to use his pyrokinetic powers in his criminal life.SQ
  • Orvax discovers the existence of Arthur Curry. His wife Atlanna is condemned to be eaten by the Trench but she escapes into the Hidden Sea, where she will live for twenty years.[7]Aquaman logo

1999

  • A 13 year old Arthur is approached by Nuidis Vulko Chief Advisor of Atlantis who begins to train Arthur in the use of his Atlantean abilities so he can take his rightful place as king of Atlantis.

21st Century

2000

  • Luthor Sr. leaves his son, Alexander Luthor Jr.[37]Batman-vs-superman-logo
  • Alexander Luthor Jr. becomes CEO of Lexcorp following his father leaving him.[37]Batman-vs-superman-logo
  • Banksy paints Monkey Detonator.Batman-vs-superman-logo

2001

  • When Barry was 9 years old, Nora Allen was killed at home, and his father, Henry, was sent to Iron Heights Penitentiary for her murder. While Barry always claimed that his father didn't kill his mother, nobody believed him. Fueled by his determination to prove his father's innocence, Barry began studying forensic science in hopes of one day clearing his father's name.

2002

2003

March
  • "Seven Nation Army" is released by The White Stripes.[29]SQ

2004

2005

February
14th

2006

  • Amusement Mile has a partial revival that brought new stunt shows and circus troupes including the Haley Brothers acrobatic show, Cirque des Planets from Canada, and Cirque Sensationnel from Europe.[28]Batman-vs-superman-logo
October
3rd

2007

April
26th
  • "Icky Thump" is released by The White Stripes.[14]Justice League Logo

2009

2010

2011

  • Christopher Weiss is arrested having moved from Alabama to Keystone City to pursue his criminal ambitions.[29]SQ
April
17th
  • The TV series Game of Thrones is first aired.[11]Shazamtimeline
December
10th
  • Waylon Jones is arrested for destruction of property. He is given a sentence of 6 years and 11 months.[36]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.[36]SQ

2013

November
December

2014

January
October
13th

2015

July
  • Kryptonite is found in the Indian Ocean in the wreck of the crashed World Engine.
November
13th

2016

June
15th
August
5th

2017

January
February

2018

January-February
December

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 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. In 2019 it is estimated that the first lifefroms leaving the sea was 530 milion years ago. 530 million years before 2019 is 529,999,798 B.C., or c. 530,000,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Aquaman: Arthur's Guide to Atlantis
  6. In 2018, it is estimated that the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event occoured 66 millions of years ago. 66 million years before 2018 is 65,997,982 B.C., or c. 65,998 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 Aquaman
  8. 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.
  9. 9.0 9.1 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.
  10. The oldest known cave paintings are dated around 40,000 years ago. 40,000 years before 2019 is 37,981 B.C., or c. 38,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 Shazam!
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 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.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Man of Steel Prequel
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Justice League
  15. In the Stones' apartament is visible a saber-toothed tiger skull.
  16. 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.
  17. Estimations based on Lily Aspell's age during the filming of Wonder Woman.
  18. Estimations based on Emily Carey's age during the filming of Wonder Woman.
  19. Based temporanely on comics sources.
  20. Historians have theorized that the Troyan War, the battle where Achilles fought according to Homer's Iliad, occoured during this century.
  21. 21.00 21.01 21.02 21.03 21.04 21.05 21.06 21.07 21.08 21.09 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 Sometimes the DC Extended Universe alludes to people who exists or existed in our world, and it is assumed they were born and died on the same day in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Sometimes the DC Extented Universe alludes to events which happened in our world, and it is assumed they happened on the same dates in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 This is an event from real world history, referenced in the DC Extended Universe.
  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 Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization
  26. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City). United States: Time Out. p. 8.
  27. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City). United States: Time Out. p. 45.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis
  29. 29.00 29.01 29.02 29.03 29.04 29.05 29.06 29.07 29.08 29.09 29.10 29.11 Suicide Squad
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 Empire magazine revealed a photograph of Bruce Wayne in his family crypts. This contains dates of birth and death for Wayne family members.
  31. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Metropolis). United States: Time Out. p. 33.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 Suicide Squad
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 A.R.G.U.S. website
  34. 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.
  35. In Shazam! it's said that Marilyn conceived Billy when she was seventeen in 2004, so she should be born in 1987.
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 Suicide Squad: Behind the Scenes with the Worst Heroes Ever
  37. 37.0 37.1 Fortune - Lex Luthor: Not Just His Father's LexCorp
  38. [1]
  39. File:LexCorp promo - Batman file.png
  40. Warner Bros. Plotting 'Nightwing' Movie With 'Lego Batman Movie' Director (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter

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.
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