Just like we did with Marvel , in this article you will find the correct chronological order for watching movies from the DC Comics Extended Universe , currently known as Worlds of DC or DC Extended Universe (DCEU) . Despite the fact that the list of Marvel is much more extensive (the UCM has recently completed 10 years of existence), DC has great plans for the future of its characters. However, they will focus more on independent films that do not belong to a shared universe.
If you are preparing to do a movie marathon, or just looking for information about the future of the DC Comics Extended Universe , this article is a must!
(NOTE: The dates are always according to its premiere in the USA)
1. Man of Steel (19459009]
The film that marked the beginning of the new DC Cinematic Universe and the first (and already controversial) approach of Zack Snyder to the heroes of the Warner.
Release date: June 14, 2013.
2. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
The confrontation of the two heroes, appearance of Wonder Woman included, was a tremendously controversial film and defeated by much of the public and fans, who saw in her an excess of Snyder’s worst flaws.
Release date: March 25, 2016.
3. Suicide Squad (19459009]
Trailers were very promising, but the film about villains being “forced heroes” was not particularly memorable.
Release date: August 5, 2016.
4. Wonder Woman
With this film, directed by Patty Jenkins, Warner did succeed fully, offering an adventure story with a classic flavor that was equally liked by the public and critics. Much of the blame came from Gal Gadot’s charisma, perfect in the role of Diana, the Amazon princess.
Release date: June 2, 2017.
5. Justice League (19459009]
The definitive catastrophe that finished off Zack Snyder’s career within the DC film universe. To the rescue came Joss Whedon, who rewrote and filmed additional scenes, but the ship did not float.
Release date: November 17, 2017.
[ 19459002] The aquatic adventure directed by James Wan has Jason Momoa, Amber Head, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Willem Defoe and Dolph Lundgren in their cast. Despite criticism for the simplicity of its script, it has been a great success at the public level and is a fun blockbuster full of charm, humor and spectacular effects.
Release date: December 21, 2018.
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Zachary Levi heads the film as the beloved Captain Marvel 19459006] by DC Comics, in a film that is presented as a fun mix between Big and Superman , with a lot of humor and an aesthetics radically removed from what the adaptations of Warner to date.
Release date: April 5, 2023.
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In late 2023, Joaquin Phoenix will portray the Joker in a new film focused exclusively on the Batman villain who will not be part of the main continuity of the DC Universe.
The film, which will narrate the origins of the character, is directed by Todd Philips (‘Hangover in Las Vegas’) and written by Scott Silver (‘8 Mile’). Martin Scorsese is one of the producers.
Release date: October 4, 2023
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9. Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn)
Release date: February 7, 2023
Margot Robbie produces this film directed by Cathy Yan in which she returns to her successful character Harley Quinn. In the absence of knowing who will play Black Canary, we know that Mary Elizabeth Winstead will play the role of Helena Bertinelli (Huntress) and that Rosie Pérez will play Renee Montoya.
The villains of the show will be Ewan McGregor (Balck Mask) and Chris Messina (Victor Zsasz).
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10. Wonder Woman 1984
Set in the mid-80s (hence the title), the long-awaited sequel offers things as Juicy as the return of Steve Trevor / Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig as the villain Cheetah and, of course, the wonderful Gal Gadot as the Amazon warrior.
Release date: June 5, 2023
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11. The Batman
The writer and director Matt Reeves ( Cloverfield Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ) intends to shoot a new trilogy of Batman movies within the DCEU.
After Ben Affleck’s long-awaited abandonment, Robert Pattinson (much more than Edward Cullen of Twilight ) was almost certainly given the role of the new Bruce Wayne of the franchise, which aims to rejuvenate the character and focus more on his detective facet.
Release date: June 25, 2023
12. The New Gods
[ 19459002] Warner / DC Comics’ response to Marvel’s Eternals appears to be based on the award-winning Mister Miracle from Tom King . The celebrated writer has teamed up with Ava DuVernay to screenplay the film about the classic Jack Kirby characters between the two of them.
Release date: unconfirmed
12. Suicide Squad 2 (Suicide Squad 2)
Gavin O’Connor appears to be replacing the work of directing the controversial David Ayer. At the moment there is not much news about the film, but it is clear that it will come at one time or another. Most interestingly, the signing of James Gunn ( Guardians of the Galaxy ) to write the script for the film and confirmation that it will be a reboot rather than a sequel [ 19459007]
Release date: 2023
13. Aquaman 2
Although it is not clear that James Wan will be back behind the camera, Warner has confirmed the sequel to the water hero after the thunderous success of its first installment.
Release date: December 16, 2023
14. The Flash
After having creative differences with Francis Daley and Goldstein (screenwriters from Spider-Man: Homecoming and The LEGO Movie ) for the overly light approach they seemed to want to give the film, actor Ezra Miller has partnered with prestigious comic book writer Grant Morrison to write between the two a darker and more adult script. We will see what it is all about, but for now the thing does not look too good.
Release date: undetermined
Films in the works (not yet released)
- Justice League 2
- Green Lantern Corps
- Justice League Dark
- Black Adam
- Shazam 2
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