The DC Extended Universe is a shared universe created by DC Comics. From 2013, all live-action films made by DC Comics and Warner Brothers Entertainment have been classified as part of the cohesive universe.


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 February 7, 2020[1] Cathy Yan


Christina Hodson


Post Production
Wonder Woman 1984 June 5, 2020[3] Patty Jenkins[4] Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns[5] and Dave Callaham[6]
The Batman June 25, 2021[7] Matt Reeves


Matt Reeves and Mattson Tomlin[10] Filming
The Suicide Squad August 6, 2021[7] James Gunn


Black Adam December 22, 2021[12] Jaume Collet-Serra Adam Sztykiel In Development
Untitled Shazam film April 1, 2022[13]

David F. Sanberg

Henry Gayden
The Flash July 1, 2022[14] Andy Muschietti Christina Hodson
Untitled Aquaman film December 16, 2022 James Wan David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Jason Momoa
Green Lantern Corps TBA Geoff Johns
Man of Steel 2 TBA
Justice League Dark TBA Michael Gillo, Jon Spaihts, Guillermo del Toro, and Gerard Johnstone[15]
The New Gods TBA Ava DuVernay


Kario Salem,[17] Tom King, and Ava DuVernay
Untitled Supergirl film TBA Oren Uziel


Untitled Blue Beetle film TBA Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer


Untitled Deathstroke film TBA
Untitled Plastic Man film TBA Amanda Idoko


Cyborg TBA
The Trench TBA Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald[21]

Short Films




Companion Books




  1. "Margot Robbie's 'Birds of Prey' Gets 2020 Release Date" - The Hollywood Reporter
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Cathy Yan to Direct Harley Quinn Spinoff Starring Margot Robbie" - Variety
  3. "'Wonder Woman 1984' Moves Back 7 Months to Summer 2020" - 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. 7.0 7.1 7.2 'The Batman,' 'The Suicide Squad' Set 2021 Release Dates – Hollywood Reporter
  8. "‘The Batman’ Officially Signs Matt Reeves as Director" - Variety
  9. ‘The Batman’ To Fly In Summer 2021; Ben Affleck Passes The Torch To Next Generation Of Bruce Wayne – Deadline
  10. Mattson Tomlin Is Co-Writing ‘The Batman’ Script With Matt Reeves
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  12. Black Adam release date
  13. DC Comics ‘Shazam 2’ to Be Released April 2022 
  14. 'Flash' and 'Matrix 4' Get Release Dates
  15. "Doug Liman to Direct ‘Dark Universe’ for DC, Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  16. "Ava DuVernay to Direct DC’s Superhero Epic ‘New Gods’" - Variety
  17. "Ava DuVernay To Direct Jack Kirby Comic Creation ‘The New Gods’ For Warner Bros, DC" - Deadline Hollywood
  18. "'Supergirl' Movie in the Works With '22 Jump Street' Writer" - The Hollywood Reporter
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