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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.

1DCEUKryptonTelevisionDavid Goyer?
2DCEUMan of Steel PrequelComicSterling Gates2013
3DCEUBuyMan of SteelFilmZack Snyder2013
4DCEUBuyMan of Steel: The Official Movie NovelizationNovelGreg Cox2013Novelization
5DCEUBuyBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Cross FireJunior NovelMichael Kogge2016
6DCEUBatman v Superman: Prequel ComicsComicChritos Gage2016Read online.
7DCEUBuyBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeFilmZack Snyder2016
8DCEUSuicide Squad – Suicide BlondeComicTony Bedard2016Prequel comic.
9DCEUBuySuicide SquadFilmDavid Ayer2016
10DCEUBuySuicide Squad: The Official Movie NovelizationNovelMarv Wolfman2016Novelization
11DCEUWonder WomanFilmPatty Jenkins2017
12DCEUJustice LeagueFilmZack Snyder2017
13DCEUThe BatmanFilmBen Affleck2017
14DCEUThe FlashFilmN/A2018
15DCEUAquamanFilmJames Wan2018
17DCEUUntitled Justice League SequelFilmZack Snyder2019
19DCEUGreen Lantern CorpsFilmN/A2020