DC Extended Universe

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DC Extended Universe
DC Extended Universe DCEU.jpg
DC Films logo
Based onCharacters published
by DC Comics
StarringSee below
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
CountryUnited States
BudgetTotal (4 films):
$799 million
Box officeTotal (4 films):
$3.066 billion

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.

Background[change | change source]

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.

Movies[change | change source]

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) and Aquaman (2018). Future movies include Shazam! (2019), Birds of Prey (2020) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020).

Other projects are also in many stages of development, including Suicide Squad 2, Justice League Dark, Flashpoint, The Batman, Batgirl, Gotham City Sirens, a Justice League sequel, a second Superman solo movies, a solo Batman movie and untitled solo movies for Black Adam and Nightwing.

Box office money made[change | change source]

Film U.S. release date Box office gross All-time Ranking Budget Ref(s)
U.S. and Canada Other territories Worldwide U.S. and Canada Worldwide
Man of Steel June 14, 2013 $291,045,518 $377,000,000 $668,045,518 77 101 $225 million [2]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice March 25, 2016 $330,360,194 $542,900,000 $873,260,194 50 51 $250 million [3]
Suicide Squad August 5, 2016 $325,100,054 $420,500,000 $745,600,054 52 81 $175 million [4]
Wonder Woman June 2, 2017 $389,011,307 $390,600,000 $779,611,307 27 70 $149 million [5]
Total $1,335,517,073 $1,731,000,000 $3,066,517,073 17 17 $799 million [6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ahmed, Tufayel (August 12, 2016). "Exclusive: How 'Shazam!' movie will build on Warner Bros.' recent DC Comics misfires". Newsweek. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  2. "Man of Steel (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  3. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  4. "Suicide Squad (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  5. "Wonder Woman (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
  6. "DC Extended Universe at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 26, 2016.

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