DC Extended Universe Timeline

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What’s in the DC Extended Universe Timeline?

The DC Extended Universe timeline is fairly new, but there are huge plans for the franchise that we’ll see unfold in the future. This timeline includes all of the following:

  • The DC Films: These make up the bulk of the DC Extended Universe. The films started with Man of Steel, though they do not include any previous films like the Dark Knight Trilogy. Batman v Superman was the second installment in the franchise, and continued with many more films to follow.
  • Tie-in Books/Comics: Some of the films come with tie-in comics and novels that flesh out the characters and the situations behind the films. We include these tie-in materials here.
  • Television: The primary DCTV universe (the Arrowverse) does not exist in this universe. However, some future shows (like Krypton) may exist in this universe. All tie-in television shows are included.

Many wonder what is canon in this universe, and all of that is listed here. However, it’s important to note that DC embraces the concept of the multiverse. So while we won’t see the Arrowverse as part of the DC Extended Universe timeline, we might see it as part of the connected multiverse between each of these universes.

#Buy:Name:Type:WriterYear:Series:Notes:
1Man of Steel PrequelComic IssueSterling Gates2013-05-18DCEU
2BuyWonder WomanFilmPatty Jenkins2017-06-02DCEU
3BuyWonder Woman: The Official movie NovelizationNovelNancy Holder2017-06-06DCEUNovelization
4BuyMan of SteelFilmZack Snyder2013-06-14DCEU
5BuyMan of Steel: The Official Movie NovelizationNovelGreg Cox2013-06-18DCEUNovelization
6BuyBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Cross FireJunior NovelMichael Kogge2016-02-16DCEU
7Warner Bros. Pictures Presents Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeComic IssueChristos Gage2016-01-28DCEU
8General Mills Presents Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeComic IssueJeff Parker, Christos Gage, Marguerite Bennett, Joshua Williamson2016-02-28DCEUPromotional prequel mini-comics that appeared in select General Mills cereal. Read online.
9Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Upstairs/DownstairsComic IssueChristos Gage2016-02-29DCEUPromotional prequel digital comic from Doritos and Walmart
10BuyBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeFilmZack Snyder2016-03-25DCEU
11Suicide Squad – Suicide BlondeComic IssueTony Bedard2016-06-02DCEUPrequel comic.
12BuySuicide SquadFilmDavid Ayer2016-08-05DCEU
13BuySuicide Squad: The Official Movie NovelizationNovelMarv Wolfman2016-08-05DCEUNovelization
14BuyJustice LeagueFilmZack Snyder2017-11-17DCEU
15AquamanFilmJames Wan2018-12-21DCEU
16ShazamFilmDavid F. SandbergTBDDCEU
17The BatmanFilmMatt ReevesTBDDCEU
18The FlashFilmTBDDCEU
19CyborgFilmTBDDCEU
20Green Lantern CorpsFilmTBDDCEU

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  1. This timeline is so not updated, as y’all can see. The correct timeline is:

    1. Wonder Woman (movie)
    2. Etta’s Mission (short film – can be found on youtube)
    3. Wonder Woman 1984: Museum Mayhem (comic)
    4. Wonder Woman 1984 (movie)
    5. Man of Steel – Prequel (comic)
    6. Man of Steel (movie)
    7. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Cross Fire (novel)
    8. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (comic)
    9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Upstairs/Downstairs (comic)
    10. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition (movie)
    11. Suicide Squad: Suicide Blonde (comic)
    12. Suicide Squad: Extended Cut (movie)
    13. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (comes out March 18th on HBOMax)
    14. Aquaman: Undertow (comic)
    15. Aquaman (movie)
    16. Shazam! (movie)
    17. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (movie)
    18. The Suicide Squad (comes out August 6th 2021 on cinemas and HBOMax the same day)
    19. Peacemaker (comes out January 2022 on HBOMax) -we still don’t know if it’ll take place before or after The Suicide Squad
    20. The Flash (comes out November 4th 2022)
    21. Aquaman 2 (comes out December 16th 2022)
    22. Shazam! Fury of the Gods (comes out June 2nd 2023)
    23. Black Adam (TBD)
    24. Wonder Woman 3 (TBD)

    – The Batman and its upcoming HBOMax show based on the GCPD will take place on another Earth, not in the DCEU.
    – HBOMax is also developing a Green Lantern Corps and a Justice League Dark shows but I didn’t include them in the DCEU because we still don’t know if they’ll take place on that universe or in another.
    – Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman director) is attached as executive producer for a Amazons project. It’s been announced but not actually greenlit yet. Jenkins then stated that the project will take place before the first Wonder Woman, after Diana leaves Themyscira, during Wonder Woman 1984 and will tie-in to Wonder Woman 3.
    – A Blue Beetle movie is in development as well but we still don’t know if it’ll take in the DCEU.
    – The Trench (show based on The Trench seen in Aquaman) is in development too.

    That’s it for now.

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