DC Extended Universe
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DC Films logo
Based on Characters published 
by DC Comics
Starring See below
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) 2013–present
Country United States
Language English
Budget Total (4 films):
$799 million[3]
Box office Total (4 films):
$2.995 billion[3]

The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is an American media franchise and shared universe that is centered on a series of superhero films, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on characters that appear in publications by DC Comics. 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 films have been in production since 2011 and in that time Warner Bros. has distributed four films with more than ten in various stages of production. The series has grossed over $2.9 billion at the global box office, currently making it the sixteenth highest-grossing film franchise.

The films are written and directed by a variety of individuals 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 films. 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 films.

The first film in the DCEU was Man of Steel (2013), which was followed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), and Wonder Woman (2017). Future films include Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), Shazam (2019), Cyborg (2020), and Green Lantern Corps (2020). Other projects are also in various stages of development, including sequels to Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League, Gotham City Sirens, a film centered on the Justice League Dark, a second Superman solo film, and solo films for Batman, Batgirl, Black Adam, The Flash, and Nightwing.


In 2002, Wolfgang Petersen was set to direct a Batman vs. Superman film from a script by Akiva Goldsman.[4] Warner Bros. canceled development to focus on individual Superman and Batman projects after J. J. Abrams submitted another draft for Superman: Flyby.[5][6] In February 2007, Warner Bros. hired husband and wife duo Michele and Kieran Mulroney to write a script for a Justice League film.[7] Christian Bale, who starred as Batman in Batman Begins (2005), was not approached to reprise the role,[8] nor was Brandon Routh, who starred as Superman in Superman Returns (2006).[9] George Miller was hired to direct the film,[10] reportedly titled Justice League Mortal,[11] with Armie Hammer cast as Batman, D. J. Cotrona as Superman, Adam Brody as Flash, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Common as Green Lantern, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter and Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord.[12] The project was put on indefinite hold in January 2008, after failing to secure tax breaks for filming in Australia, as well as the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike preventing progress on the script.[13]

In 2013, a reboot of the Superman franchise, Man of Steel, was set to lay the groundwork for future DC films.[14] The film contained references to other characters in the DC Universe, so if it were a success, it could launch a shared universe.[15][16] Days before Man of Steel's release in June, it was reported that director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer would be returning for a sequel, which was being fast-tracked by Warner Bros.[17] In July, at San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that the sequel would include Batman in a main role, thus establishing the shared universe.[18][19] In October 2014, Warner Bros. announced a slate of ten DC films.[20]

Geoff Johns by Gage Skidmore

Geoff Johns (pictured) has co-run DC Films with Jon Berg since 2016

Upon announcement, the universe was commonly called the "DC Cinematic Universe" by fans and the media, in keeping with the naming convention of the already established Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).[21][22][23] In July 2015, the release of the September 2015 issue of Empire confirmed the universe name as the "DC Extended Universe" (DCEU).[24][25] While the MCU includes television productions, the DCEU is a shared continuity for films. Several television series featuring DC characters and storylines have their own shared continuity, frequently referred to as the Arrowverse.[26] DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns explained DC's difference in approach to Marvel Studios and their cinematic universe, saying, "We look at it as the multiverse. We have our TV universe and our film universe, but they all co-exist. For us, creatively, it’s about allowing everyone to make the best possible product, to tell the best story, to do the best world. Everyone has a vision and you really want to let the visions shine through ... It's just a different approach."[27] In June 2015, Warner Bros. president of creative development Greg Silverman expanded on DC's approach to their cinematic universe, saying, "We ... take these beloved characters and put them in the hands of master filmmakers and make sure they all coordinate with each other. You'll see the difference when you see ... the things that we are working on."[28]

In May 2016, following criticism of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. established a DC Films division with Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg as its heads,[29] which oversees production to form a cohesive creative direction for the DC Extended Universe.[30][31] DC Films will not be fully autonomous, with Johns reporting to DC president Diane Nelson and Berg reporting to Silverman.[30] Charles Roven was also moved from his day-by-day producer role on future DC films, which he had served since 2005's Batman Begins, to an administrative executive producer role.[32] In December, Silverman was ousted from his role in Warner Bros., and Toby Emmerich was promoted to president and chief content officer, in his place.[33] As of January 2017, Johns and Berg report to Emmerich.[34] Following the financial and critical success of Wonder Woman in June 2017, Johns stated that moving forward the films will focus on the heart, humor, hope, heroics, and optimism of the characters.[35]

Released filmsEdit

Film U.S. release date Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Story by Producer(s)
Man of Steel 14, 2013 (2013-06-14) Zack Snyder David S. Goyer David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 25, 2016 (2016-03-25) Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder
Suicide Squad 5, 2016 (2016-08-05) David Ayer Charles Roven and Richard Suckle
Wonder Woman 2, 2017 (2017-06-02) Patty Jenkins Allan Heinberg Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle

Man of Steel (2013)Edit

Main article: Man of Steel (film)
Zack Snyder by Gage Skidmore 2

Zack Snyder, the director of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League

Clark Kent / Kal-El, who arrived on Earth years ago from Krypton, struggles with why he was sent to Earth. Raised by his adoptive parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent, Kent adopts the persona "Superman", and learns if his abilities are meant to maintain peace or conquer the world.[36]

During story discussions for The Dark Knight Rises, David S. Goyer told Christopher Nolan his idea regarding how to present Superman in a modern context.[37] Impressed with Goyer's concept, Nolan pitched the idea to the studio,[38] who hired Nolan to produce and Goyer to write based on the financial and critical success of The Dark Knight.[39][40] Zack Snyder was hired in October 2010 to direct the film.[41] In January 2011, Henry Cavill was cast as Clark Kent / Superman.[42] Other cast members included Amy Adams as Lois Lane,[43] Michael Shannon as the villain General Zod,[44] Diane Lane as Martha Kent,[45] Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent,[46] Russell Crowe as Jor-El,[47] and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White.[48] Principal photography began on August 1, 2011.[49] Man of Steel released in North America on June 14, 2013.[50]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)Edit

Main article: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Gotham City-based vigilante Batman travels to Metropolis to preemptively combat Superman, fearing what would happen if the latter is kept unchecked, while another threat endangers humankind.[51]

In June 2013, it was reported that Snyder and Goyer would be returning for a sequel to Man of Steel, which was being fast-tracked by Warner Bros.[17] Nolan was involved in an advisory role as executive producer.[52] In July, at the San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. announced that Superman and Batman would meet for the first time in a cinematic format in the film, which would be the follow-up to Man of Steel and a reboot of the Batman film series.[18][19] According to Snyder, the film took inspiration from the comic The Dark Knight Returns.[53] Cavill, Adams, Lane, and Fishburne reprised their roles.[54] In August, Ben Affleck was cast as Bruce Wayne / Batman.[55] In December, Gal Gadot was cast as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, marking the character's first appearance in a live-action theatrical film.[56] Later in the month, Chris Terrio was hired to rewrite Goyer's script.[57] In January 2014, the film was delayed from its July 17, 2015, release date to May 6, 2016, to give the filmmakers "time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story".[58] Later that month, Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons joined the cast as Lex Luthor and Alfred Pennyworth, respectively.[59] In May 2014, the film's title was revealed to be Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.[60] Initial filming occurred on October 19, 2013, at East Los Angeles College,[61] before full principal photography began on May 21, 2014, in Detroit.[62] Production also took place in Illinois, New Mexico, Africa and the South Pacific.[62][63] After another date change, the film was released in North America on March 25, 2016.[64]

The film is set 18 months after the events of Man of Steel.[65] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice introduced Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman and Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg, whose roles will be expanded upon in future films.[66][67][54] The film also introduced Steppenwolf, who will serve as the main antagonist in Justice League, through a brief scene. The scene was not included in the film's theatrical release, but instead was revealed online by Warner Bros. on March 28,[68] before being included in the Ultimate Edition home video release.[69]

Suicide Squad (2016)Edit

Main article: Suicide Squad (film)

A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency and rescue the world from a powerful threat.[70]

In February 2009, prior to the development of the DCEU, Warner Bros. was developing a Suicide Squad film, with Dan Lin producing and Justin Marks writing the script.[71] In October 2014, Suicide Squad was announced by Warner Bros., with David Ayer confirmed as director.[20] In December, it was revealed that Ayer would also be writing the screenplay.[72] The main cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag.[73] Tom Hardy was originally cast as Rick Flag, but dropped out due to scheduling issues with his film The Revenant.[74] Principal photography commenced April 13, 2015,[75] and took place in and around Toronto.[76] Filming concluded August 28, 2015.[77] Suicide Squad was released in North America on August 5, 2016.[78]

The film is set after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.[79] Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash made appearances in the film.[79] In a mid-credits scene, Waller meets Wayne in a restaurant and hands him a dossier containing information on future members of the Justice League.[80]

Wonder Woman (2017)Edit

Main article: Wonder Woman (2017 film)
Patty Jenkins by Gage Skidmore 3

Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman

Diana of Themyscira, an Amazon warrior who also is the demigoddess daughter of the god Zeus, uses her talents and abilities in order to help humanity during World War I.

In December 2013, Gal Gadot was cast as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman and signed a three-picture deal which included a solo film.[56][81] In October 2014, Wonder Woman was announced by Warner Bros.[20] In November, Michelle MacLaren was confirmed to direct the film from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs.[82][83] In April 2015, MacLaren left the project due to creative differences.[84] Later that month, Patty Jenkins was announced as the new director of the film.[85] In July, Chris Pine was cast as Steve Trevor.[86] Other cast members include Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as Erich Ludendorff, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and David Thewlis as Ares.[87][88] Filming began in November 2015, and was shot in the United Kingdom, France and Italy.[89] Wonder Woman was released in North America on June 2, 2017.[78]

Upcoming filmsEdit

Film U.S. release date Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Story by Producer(s) Status
Justice League 17, 2017 (2017-11-17) Zack Snyder Chris Terrio Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns Post-production
Aquaman 21, 2018 (2018-12-21) James Wan Will Beall James Wan and Geoff Johns Peter Safran[90] Filming

Justice League (2017)Edit

Main article: Justice League (film)

Motivated by Superman's selfless sacrifice, Batman and Wonder Woman assemble a team of metahumans to face a new catastrophic threat.[91]

In June 2013, it was reported that Goyer would be writing Justice League as part of a three-film deal he signed for Man of Steel.[17] In April 2014, it was announced that Snyder would return as director.[92] The film was announced in October as Justice League Part One.[20] In March 2016, it was confirmed that Chris Terrio had written the script, who said that the film would not be as tonally dark as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.[93] In June, Geoff Johns announced that the title had been changed to simply Justice League.[94] Affleck, Cavill, Gadot, Momoa, Miller, Fisher, Irons, Lane, Adams, Eisenberg, Nielsen and Wright will reprise their respective roles from previous films.[95][96] Ciarán Hinds provides the voice and performance capture for the villain Steppenwolf.[97] Beginning on April 11, 2016, filming took place at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, in England, as well as locations around London and in Iceland.[98] Filming concluded in October 2016.[99] In May 2017, Snyder stepped down from his duties on the film due to his daughter's death; Joss Whedon will fill his position on post-production, with additional scenes being written and directed by him.[100] Justice League is scheduled to be released in North America on November 17, 2017.[98]

Justice League will introduce various characters, including J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon,[101] Amber Heard as Mera,[102] Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko,[103] Kiersey Clemons as Iris West,[104] and Billy Crudup as Henry Allen.[105]

Aquaman (2018)Edit

Main article: Aquaman (film)
James Wan at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con (27976781713) (1)

James Wan, the director of Aquaman

In June 2014, Jason Momoa was cast as Arthur Curry / Aquaman.[54] By August, Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad were writing competing scripts for the character's solo film.[106] Aquaman was announced in October.[20] In June 2015, James Wan was hired as director, as well as to oversee the screenplay by Johnstad.[107] In July 2016, Beall returned to write the script, based on a story treatment by Wan and Geoff Johns.[108] In December, Patrick Wilson was cast as Orm Marius / Ocean Master, the half-brother of Aquaman.[109] In January 2017, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was cast in the role of villain Black Manta.[110] In March, Nicole Kidman confirmed that she will play Queen Atlanna, Aquaman's mother.[111] In April, Dolph Lundgren was cast as the villain King Nereus.[112] Heard and Dafoe will reprise their roles from Justice League.[90][102] Other cast members include Temuera Morrison as Aquaman's father Tom Curry,[90] and Ludi Lin as Murk, an ally of Aquaman.[113] Principal photography began on May 3, 2017, in Queensland, Australia.[90] Aquaman is scheduled to be released in North America on December 21, 2018.[114]

The film is set after the events of Justice League.[115]

Films in developmentEdit

Shazam (2019)Edit

In August 2014, Dwayne Johnson announced his attachment to a project about superhero Shazam.[116] In September, it was revealed that Johnson will portray the anti-hero Black Adam in the film, and that he and Hiram Garcia will serve as producers, with Darren Lemke set to write the script.[117] New Line Cinema president Toby Emmerich told Entertainment Weekly that the film will have a tone unto itself different from other comic book films; with a sense of fun and humor, but with real stakes.[1] In October of that same year, Warner Bros. officially announced Shazam as a film in its upcoming slate.[20] By January 2017, Henry Gayden was working on the script.[118] In February, David F. Sandberg was in negotiations to direct the film.[119] The film is scheduled to be released in North America on April 5, 2019.[78]

Cyborg (2020)Edit

In April 2014, Ray Fisher was cast as Victor Stone / Cyborg.[66] In October, Warner Bros. announced the character's solo film.[20] Cyborg is scheduled to be released in North America on April 3, 2020.[78]

Green Lantern Corps (2020)Edit

In October 2014, Warner Bros. announced a Green Lantern film.[20] The title was revealed as Green Lantern Corps in July 2015 at San Diego Comic-Con.[120] In January 2017, David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes were hired to co-write the screenplay, based on a story draft by Goyer and Geoff Johns. Goyer will also be involved as a producer.[121] The film is scheduled to be released in North America on July 24, 2020.[122]

Untitled Justice League Dark filmEdit

In January 2013, Guillermo del Toro confirmed that he was working on a film with the working title Dark Universe, based on the superhero team Justice League Dark.[123] He revealed that Dr. Alec Holland / Swamp Thing, John Constantine / Hellblazer, Jason Blood / Etrigan The Demon, Jim Corrigan / The Spectre, Nimue Inwudu / Madame Xanadu, Boston Brand / Deadman, and Zatanna Zatara would be characters in the story,[123][124] which would center around Constantine recruiting several of these characters. The film would not be an origin story, with each character already established and elements of their backstory coming into play throughout the film.[125] In November 2014, del Toro submitted the script to Warner Bros. to be reviewed.[126] In December, del Toro revealed that the film would be a part of the DC Extended Universe.[127] By June 2015, del Toro was no longer attached to the project.[128] In August 2016, Doug Liman was hired to direct the film, with Scott Rudin producing and Michael Gilio writing the script.[129] In May 2017, Liman dropped out as director due to scheduling conflicts.[130]

The FlashEdit

In July 2013, it was reported that Greg Berlanti, who is involved with The CW's The Flash series, was developing a Flash film for Warner Bros.[131] In October 2014, The Flash was announced, and that Ezra Miller would portray the character as Barry Allen.[20][67] In April 2015, a story treatment for the film was being written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.[132] The studio was also courting the duo to direct, but signed Seth Grahame-Smith as screenwriter and director in October after scheduling conflicts with Lord and Miller.[133] Grahame-Smith dropped out due of creative differences in April 2016, but the studio retained his script.[134] In June, Rick Famuyiwa was hired to direct the film.[135] In July, Kiersey Clemons was cast as Iris West.[136] In August, it was revealed that Ray Fisher will return as Victor Stone / Cyborg.[137] In September, Billy Crudup was cast as Barry's father, Henry Allen.[138] By October, Famuyiwa also left the project due to creative differences.[139] In January 2017, Joby Harold was hired to do a page-one rewrite of the script.[140] In May, the studio had Robert Zemeckis, Matthew Vaughn, and Sam Raimi on a shortlist of possible directors for the film.[141] Later that month, Raimi and Marc Webb had dropped out from the running.[142] In June, TheWrap reported that Lord and Miller were again in negotiations to direct the film.[143]

The film is set after the events of Justice League.[115]

Untitled Justice League sequelEdit

In October 2014, Warner Bros. announced the film as Justice League Part Two, with Snyder returning as director.[20] In June 2016, it was revealed that Justice League would be a standalone story, leaving the film untitled.[144] Originally scheduled to be released on June 14, 2019,[78] the film was reportedly pushed back to an unspecified date to make room for The Batman.[145]

The BatmanEdit

Matt Reeves by Gage Skidmore

Matt Reeves, the director of The Batman

In October 2014, Warner Bros. announced that a Batman standalone film was in development, with Affleck set to reprise the role.[20] By July 2015, Affleck was in negotiations to also produce, direct and co-write the screenplay with Geoff Johns.[146] In March 2016, William Morris Endeavor's co-CEO Patrick Whitesell stated that Affleck had written a screenplay for a Batman film.[147] In April, Warner Bros. confirmed that Affleck would direct the film.[148] In May, Jeremy Irons confirmed that he was "tied into The Batman",[149] while Affleck stated that the film would borrow from the comics, but mainly be an "original story".[150] In August, Affleck teased Deathstroke on social media through test footage. Geoff Johns later revealed that the character will be played by Joe Manganiello.[151] In October, Affleck stated the intended title for the film was The Batman, adding "At least that's what we're going with now. I might change it."[152] In December, Affleck confirmed that the film was on track to begin shooting in Q1/Q2 2017.[153] Later that month, Warner Bros. executive Greg Silverman stated that the film would be released in 2018.[154] In January 2017, in an interview with The Guardian, Affleck stated that the film does not have a set script, and that he will only direct it if he feels like it will be a great movie.[155] Later that month, Affleck stepped down as director in order to more efficiently focus on starring as the titular role. He will continue to serve as writer, producer, and star of the film.[156] Upon Affleck's announcement, it was noted by Deadline that Chris Terrio had turned in a rewrite of the original script by Affleck and Johns.[157] In February, Warner Bros. announced the title as The Batman and that Matt Reeves would direct and co-produce the film.[158] In June, Reeves stated that the movie will focus on the detective side of the character, with a noir style that emphasizes seeing into Batman's mind and heart for the story.[159]

Untitled Superman filmEdit

In October 2014, Warner Bros. announced that another Superman solo film was in development, with Cavill set to reprise the role.[20] In November 2016, Amy Adams confirmed that work had begun on the screenplay.[160]

Untitled Suicide Squad sequelEdit

In March 2016, it was reported that a Suicide Squad sequel is in development.[161] In February 2017, the studio had a shortlist of potential directors for the project, including Mel Gibson, Jonathan Levine, Ruben Fleischer and Daniel Espinosa.[162][163] By March, Adam Cozad was hired to write the script.[164] In June, Joel Kinnaman stated that filming is planned to begin in 2018.[165]

Gotham City SirensEdit

David Ayer 2014

David Ayer, the director of Suicide Squad and the upcoming Gotham City Sirens

In May 2016, it was reported that a Harley Quinn spin-off film, which will also feature other female villains, was in development.[166] Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Quinn, and will serve as executive producer through her newly established production company, LuckyChap Entertainment.[167] In December, David Ayer was hired to direct and produce the film, titled Gotham City Sirens, based on the American comic book series, from a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet.[168]

Untitled Black Adam filmEdit

In January 2017, it was reported that Dwayne Johnson will feature in his own film, as the anti-hero Black Adam.[118] Johnson has since revealed that Black Adam will debut in the franchise sooner than expected and that there will be a Black Adam and Superman fight in the DCEU, though he cannot state where and when.[169]

Untitled Nightwing film Edit

By February 2017, Warner Bros. was developing a film centered on Dick Grayson / Nightwing, with Chris McKay and Bill Dubuque signed on as director and screenwriter respectively.[170]

Untitled Batgirl film Edit

In March 2017, Joss Whedon was hired to write, direct and produce a Barbara Gordon / Batgirl film.[171] According to Entertainment Weekly, the film will draw inspiration from The New 52 comics by Gail Simone.[172] In April, Whedon stated that he was drawn to the character because of her choice to become a vigilante, even though she did not have a childhood tragedy like Bruce Wayne / Batman had, and that the damaged aspect of the character will be explored in the film.[173]

Untitled Wonder Woman sequel Edit

By June 2017, Geoff Johns and Patty Jenkins had begun work on the story treatment for a Wonder Woman sequel.[174]

Recurring cast and charactersEdit

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List indicator(s)
  • This table only includes characters that have appeared in multiple DCEU films, and have been credited in at least one film's main billing.
  • A dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the film, or that the character's presence in the film has not yet been announced.
  • A U indicates an unaccredited appearance.
  • A C indicates a cameo appearance.
  • A P indicates a new appearance in onscreen photographs only.
  • An A indicates an appearance through archival footage or stills.

Character Released films Upcoming films
Man of Steel
Batman v Superman:
Dawn of Justice

Suicide Squad
Wonder Woman
Justice League
Barry Allen
The Flash
  Ezra MillerC   Ezra Miller  
Antiope   Robin Wright  
Arthur Curry
  Jason Momoa Jason MomoaA   Jason Momoa
Queen Hippolyta   Connie Nielsen  
Kal-El / Clark Kent
Henry Cavill   Henry Cavill  
Jonathan Kent Kevin Costner  
Martha Kent Diane Lane   Diane Lane  
Lois Lane Amy Adams   Amy Adams  
Lex Luthor   Jesse Eisenberg   Jesse Eisenberg  
Alfred Pennyworth   Jeremy Irons   Jeremy Irons  
Diana Prince
Wonder Woman
  Gal Gadot   Gal Gadot  
Victor Stone
  Ray Fisher   Ray Fisher  
Steve Trevor   Chris PineP[175]   Chris Pine  
Bruce Wayne
  Ben Affleck Ben AffleckUC   Ben Affleck  
Perry White Laurence Fishburne  


Film soundtracksEdit

Title U.S. release date Length Composer(s) Label
Man of Steel (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 11, 2013 (2013-06-11) 87:49 Hans Zimmer WaterTower Music
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 18, 2016 (2016-03-18) 71:35 Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL
Suicide Squad (Original Motion Picture Score) 8, 2016 (2016-08-08) 72:00 Steven Price
Wonder Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 2, 2017 (2017-06-02) 78:38 Rupert Gregson-Williams


Title U.S. release date Length Artist(s) Label Notes
"Heathens" June 16, 2016 3:15 Twenty One Pilots Atlantic Records From Suicide Squad: The Album
"Sucker for Pain" June 24, 2016 4:04 Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and X Ambassadors
"Purple Lamborghini" July 22, 2016 3:35 Skrillex and Rick Ross
"Gangsta" August 8, 2016 2:57 Kehlani
"To Be Human" May 25, 2017 4:01 Sia and Labrinth WaterTower Music From Wonder Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Box office performanceEdit

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 [176]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice March 25, 2016 $330,360,194 $542,900,000 $873,260,194 50 51 $250 million [177]
Suicide Squad August 5, 2016 $325,100,054 $420,500,000 $745,600,054 52 80 $175 million [178]
Wonder Woman June 2, 2017 $346,644,475 $361,800,000 $708,444,475 42 93 $149 million [179]
Total $Script error $Script error $Script error 17 16 $799 million [3]

Critical and public responseEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Man of Steel 55% (301 reviews)[180] 55 (47 reviews)[181] A–[182]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 27% (360 reviews)[183] 44 (51 reviews)[184] B[185]
Suicide Squad 25% (312 reviews)[186] 40 (53 reviews)[187] B+[188]
Wonder Woman 92% (314 reviews)[189] 76 (50 reviews)[190] A[191]
Average 50% 54 B+


At the 89th Academy Awards, Suicide Squad won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.[192]

Tie-in materialEdit


Title Publication date(s) Writer(s) Note Ref
Man of Steel: The Early Years: Junior Novel April 30, 2013 Frank Whitman Tie-in children's book to Man of Steel [193]
Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization June 18, 2013 Greg Cox Novelization of the film [194]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Cross Fire February 16, 2016 Michael Kogge Tie-in prequel novel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. [195]
Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization August 5, 2016 Marv Wolfman Novelization of the film [196]
Wonder Woman: The Junior Novel May 30, 2017 Steve Korte Novelization of the film [197]
Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization June 6, 2017 Nancy Holder Novelization of the film [198]

Comic booksEdit

Title Issue(s) Publication date(s) Writer(s) Artist(s) Notes Ref.
Man of Steel Prequel 1 May 18, 2013 Sterling Gates Jerry Ordway Promotional digital comic from Walmart [199]
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 5 January 28, 2016 Christos Gage Joe Bennet Promotional digital prequel comics from Dr Pepper [200]
General Mills Presents Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 4 February 28, 2016 Jeff Parker, Christos Gage, Marguerite Bennett, and Joshua Williamson R.B. Silva, Federico Dallochio, Marcus To, and Eduardo Pansica Promotional prequel mini-comics that appeared in select General Mills cereal [201]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Upstairs/Downstairs 1 February 29, 2016 Christos Gage Joe Bennet Promotional prequel digital comic from Doritos and Walmart [202]
Suicide Squad: Suicide Blonde 1 June 2, 2016 Tony Bedard Tom Derenick; Juan Albarran; Hi-Fi; Lori Jackson Promotional prequel comic from SPLAT hair dye [203]


Title Issue(s) Publication date(s) Writer(s) Artist(s) Notes Ref.
Batman and the Justice League 1 June 19, 2017 Shiori Teshirogi Shiori Teshirogi Promotional manga published in Champion Red in Japan [204]
Justice League Origin: Wonder Woman 1 July 19, 2017 [205]

Video gamesEdit

Title Release date(s) Publisher(s) Notes Ref.
Man of Steel 2013 Warner Bros. International Enterprises Tie-in video games to Man of Steel. [206]
Kellogg's Man of Steel Catapult Marketing [207]
Batman vs Superman – Who Will Win? March 16, 2016 Warner Bros. International Enterprises Endless runner;
tie-in video game to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Suicide Squad: Special Ops July 19, 2016 First-person shooter;
tie-in video game to Suicide Squad.

See alsoEdit


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