DC Extended Universe

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Name(s): DC Extended Universe, DC Cinematic Universe
Abbreviation(s): DCEU, DCCU
Scope/Focus: Man of Steel (2013)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Wonder Woman (2017)
Justice League (2017)
Aquaman (2018)
Shazam! (2019)
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
The Suicide Squad (2021)
Peacemaker (TV series)
Black Adam (2022)
The Flash (2023)
Date(s): 2013-present
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The DC Extended Universe (short: DCEU) is the commonly used name for the media franchise centered on a shared universe of superhero films produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, and based on characters that appear in American comic books by DC Comics. This franchise has also been known informally as the DC Cinematic Universe (DCCU)—in the vein of the Disney conglomerate's earlier established Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)—and as the Snyderverse—after filmmaker Zack Snyder.

See also: List of DC Universes


The films are written and directed by a variety of individuals and feature large, often ensemble, casts.

Reception and meta

Relationship with other DC fandoms

Fanon and theories

Rivalry with Marvel Cinematic Universe fandom

The DCEU is seen as DC and Warner Bros. Pictures' response to Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), another shared cinematic universe, which started five years earlier in 2008.


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