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.
|1||Man of Steel Prequel||Comic Issue||Sterling Gates||2013-05-18||DCEU|
|2||Wonder Woman||Film||Patty Jenkins||2017-06-02||DCEU|
|3||Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization||Novel||Nancy Holder||2017-06-06||DCEU||Novelization|
|4||Epilogue: Etta's Mission||Short Film||Patty Jenkins||2017-06-02||DCEU||Bonus feature in Wonder Woman Blue Ray|
|5||Wonder Woman 1984||Film||Patty Jenkins||2020-12-25||DCEU|
|6||Wonder Woman 1984: The Junior Novel||Junior Novel||Calliope Glass||2020-07-07||DCEU|
|7||Wonder Woman 1984: Museum Mayhem||Comic Issue||Anna Obropta, Steve Pugh, Louise Simonson||2020-09-29||DCEU|
|8||Man of Steel||Film||Zack Snyder||2013-06-14||DCEU|
|9||Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization||Novel||Greg Cox||2013-06-18||DCEU||Novelization|
|10||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Cross Fire||Junior Novel||Michael Kogge||2016-02-16||DCEU|
|11||Warner Bros. Pictures Presents Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||Comic Issue||Christos Gage||2016-01-28||DCEU|
|12||General Mills Presents Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||Comic Issue||Jeff Parker, Christos Gage, Marguerite Bennett, Joshua Williamson||2016-02-28||DCEU||Promotional prequel mini-comics that appeared in select General Mills cereal. Read online.|
|13||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Upstairs/Downstairs||Comic Issue||Christos Gage||2016-02-29||DCEU||Promotional prequel digital comic from Doritos and Walmart|
|14||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||Film||Zack Snyder||2016-03-25||DCEU|
|15||Suicide Squad – Suicide Blonde||Comic Issue||Tony Bedard||2016-06-02||DCEU||Prequel comic.|
|16||Suicide Squad||Film||David Ayer||2016-08-05||DCEU|
|17||Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization||Novel||Marv Wolfman||2016-08-05||DCEU||Novelization|
|18||Justice League||Film||Zack Snyder||2017-11-17||DCEU|
|19||Mercedes-Benz Presents: Justice League||Comic Issue||Adam Schlagman||2017-01-01||DCEU||Released on Mercedes-Benz's Instagram|
|20||Zach Snyder's Justice League||Film||Zack Snyder||2021-03-21||DCEU||Considered non-canon|
|21||Aquaman: Undertow||Novel||Steve Behling||2018-11-06||DCEU|
|23||Aquaman: The Junior Novel||Junior Novel||Jim McCann||2018-11-06||DCEU|
|25||Shazam!: The Junior Novel||Junior Novel||Calliope Glass||2019-02-26||DCEU|
|26||Superhero Hooky||Comic Issue||Henry Gayden||2019-07-02||DCEU||Part of the extra feature in the Shazam! blue-ray|
|27||Birds of Prey||Film||Christina Hodson||2020-02-07||DCEU|