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 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. Some items, like Zack Snyder’s cut of the Justice League, is not canon, though you could easily see it as an alternate universe.

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 do see it as part of the connected multiverse between each of these universes.

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateSeriesNotes
1Man of Steel PrequelComic IssueSterling Gates2013-05-18DCEU
2Wonder WomanFilmPatty Jenkins2017-06-02DCEU
3Wonder Woman: The Official Movie NovelizationNovelNancy Holder2017-06-06DCEUNovelization
4Epilogue: Etta's MissionShort FilmPatty Jenkins2017-06-02DCEUBonus feature in Wonder Woman Blue Ray
5Wonder Woman 1984FilmPatty Jenkins2020-12-25DCEU
6Wonder Woman 1984: The Junior NovelJunior NovelCalliope Glass2020-07-07DCEU
7Wonder Woman 1984: Museum MayhemComic IssueAnna Obropta, Steve Pugh, Louise Simonson2020-09-29DCEU
8Man of SteelFilmZack Snyder2013-06-14DCEU
9Man of Steel: The Official Movie NovelizationNovelGreg Cox2013-06-18DCEUNovelization
10Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Cross FireJunior NovelMichael Kogge2016-02-16DCEU
11Warner Bros. Pictures Presents Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeComic IssueChristos Gage2016-01-28DCEU
12General 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.
13Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Upstairs/DownstairsComic IssueChristos Gage2016-02-29DCEUPromotional prequel digital comic from Doritos and Walmart
14Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeFilmZack Snyder2016-03-25DCEU
15Suicide Squad – Suicide BlondeComic IssueTony Bedard2016-06-02DCEUPrequel comic.
16Suicide SquadFilmDavid Ayer2016-08-05DCEU
17Suicide Squad: The Official Movie NovelizationNovelMarv Wolfman2016-08-05DCEUNovelization
18Justice LeagueFilmZack Snyder2017-11-17DCEU
19Mercedes-Benz Presents: Justice LeagueComic Issue Adam Schlagman2017-01-01DCEUReleased on Mercedes-Benz's Instagram
20Zach Snyder's Justice LeagueFilmZack Snyder2021-03-21DCEUConsidered non-canon
21Aquaman: UndertowNovelSteve Behling2018-11-06DCEU
22AquamanFilmGeoff Johns2018-12-21DCEU
23Aquaman: The Junior NovelJunior NovelJim McCann2018-11-06DCEU
24Shazam!FilmHenry Gayden2019-04-05DCEU
25Shazam!: The Junior NovelJunior NovelCalliope Glass2019-02-26DCEU
26Superhero HookyComic IssueHenry Gayden2019-07-02DCEUPart of the extra feature in the Shazam! blue-ray
27Birds of PreyFilmChristina Hodson2020-02-07DCEU