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The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is an American media franchise and shared universe that is centered on a series of superhero movies, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on characters that appear in publications by DC Comics.
The shared universe, much like the original DC Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters. The movies have been in production since 2011 and in that time Warner Bros. has distributed four movies with more than ten in various stages of production. The series has grossed over $3 billion at the global box office, currently making it the seventeenth highest-grossing movie franchise.
The movies are written and directed by a variety of screenwriters and feature large, often ensemble, casts. Several actors, including Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher, are set to appear in numerous movies.
In May 2016, DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg were appointed to co-run the DC Films division and oversee creative decisions, production and story-arcs in order to create a cohesive overarching plot within the movies.
The first movie in the DCEU was Man of Steel (2013), which was followed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018) and Shazam! (2019) Birds of Prey (2020), future movies include Wonder Woman 1984 (2020),Zack Snyder's Justice League,The Batman (2021) and The Suicide Squad (2021).
Other projects are also in many stages of development, including Justice League Dark, Flashpoint, Batgirl, Gotham City Sirens, a Justice League sequel, a second Superman solo movie, a solo Batman movie and untitled solo movies for Black Adam and Nightwing.
|Film||U.S. release date||Director||Screenwriter(s)||Story by||Producer(s)|
|Man of Steel||June 14, 2013||Zack Snyder||David S. Goyer||David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan||Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder|
|Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||March 25, 2016||Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer||Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder|
|Suicide Squad||August 5, 2016||David Ayer||Charles Roven and Richard Suckle|
|Wonder Woman||June 2, 2017||Patty Jenkins||Allan Heinberg||Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg
and Jason Fuchs
|Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle|
|Justice League||November 17, 2017||Zack Snyder||Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon||Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder||Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns|
|Aquaman||December 21, 2018||James Wan||David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
and Will Beall
|Geoff Johns & James Wan
and Will Beall
|Peter Safran and Rob Cowan|
|Shazam!||April 5, 2019||David F. Sandberg||Henry Gayden||Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke||Peter Safran|
|Birds of Prey||February 7, 2020||Cathy Yan||Christina Hodson||Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless and Sue Kroll|
|Wonder Woman 1984||December 25, 2020||Patty Jenkins||Patty Jenkins & Geoff Johns
and David Callaham
|Patty Jenkins & Geoff Johns||Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Stephen Jones|
|Zack Snyder's Justice League||March 18, 2021||Zack Snyder||Chris Terrio||Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder
and Will Beall
|Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder|
|The Suicide Squad||August 5, 2021||James Gunn||Charles Roven and Peter Safran|
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