DC Extended Universe aka The Multiverse From Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment

The DC Universe is expanding! This list consists of DC Comics/Entertainment/Warner Bros. projects that are actually in production. Several WB/DCU reps have referred to their live action properties as "the Multiverse", which is fitting. This will also include those projects that have a strong likelihood of coming into fruition. The release of each project is in order starting from top to bottom, as such, the projects in production are ranked from top to bottom in order of their likelihood of completion according to available information. There are sections dividing each medium (MOVIES and TV) using DC Multiverse. Projects that aren't "set in stone", are unknown, or developing more than others, go under Limbo.

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  • The DC Universe Live-Action Multiverse has begun! The section below contains MOVIES that have been released or are currently in production...

  • The DC Universe on film starts now!

  • (2016) Directed by Zack Snyder

    Starring Henry Caville as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Victor Stone aka Cyborg

    Rumored characters: The Flash and Aquaman, portrayal by Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa respectfully.

  • (2016) Directed David Ayer

    Starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, with Viola Davis as Amanda Waller

    Rumored character: Deathstroke

  • (2017) Directed by Pattie Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot

  • (2017) Part 1 Directed by Zack Snyder

  • (2018) Starring Ezra Miller

  • (2018) Directed by James Wan, Starring Jason Mamoa

  • (2018) Directed, written, and starring, Ben Affleck with Geoff Johns co-writing.

  • (2019) Starring Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

  • (2019) Part 2 Directed by Zack Snyder

  • (2020) Starring Ray Fisher

  • (2020)

  • IN DEVELOPMENT - Joseph Gordon Levitt's has been on board to produce this film which is now rumored to be in production and on the big screen by July 2016

  • The section below is reserved for projects in developmental talks/early stages, loosely rumored, on hiatus, status unknown, etc...

  • IN DEVELOPMENT - Guillermo Del Toro's passion project was delayed momentarily, but a script has been drafted.

  • IN DEVELOPMENT

  • Man of Steel 2!

    BIG RUMOR - Rumored to be in production and on the big screen by May 2018

  • ON HIATUS - "They deserve their own movie..." according to DCE President Diane Nelson

  • The DC Universe Live-Action Multiverse continues! The section below contains TV SHOWS that are currently on the air or in production...

  • (CW) TV Series based on Green Arrow which follows Oliver Queens return after being shipwrecked and stranded on an island. Now he has sworn to protect Starling City as Arrow (once known as the Vigilante and the Hood) and right the wrongs created by members of his family whom were aligned with the villainous Malcolm Merlin. As the show develops it seems his past on the island has caught up with him.

  • (Fox) TV Series based on characters from the world of Batman. It will explore the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City infamous. Gordon is still a detective with the Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman, who will not be part of the series until the very end, instead it will be a young Bruce Wayne.

  • (CW) TV Series based on The Flash/Barry Allen. The Flash is a spin-off of the CW's Arrow. Portrayed by Grant Gustin.

  • (CW) A police scientist that eats the brain of victims of crime and gains their memories to solve their case.

  • (CBS) On the heels of the success of Arrow and The Flash — both co-created and executive produced by Greg Berlanti — the top producer is looking to transition another popular DC superhero character to the small screen. Berlanti has teamed with Ali Adler, who worked on his ABC series No Ordinary Family, for a TV series based on Supergirl. Warner Bros. TV, which is behind all DC TV series, will produce with Berlanti’s studio-based Berlanti Productions.

  • (CW) Legends of Tomorrow

  • (Fox) A pilot commitment to Lucifer, from Californication creator/executive producer Tom Kapinos and DC Entertainment sibling Warner Bros TV, which is behind all DC-themed TV projects has been ordered.

    Lucifer, whose look was modeled after David Bowie, has appeared as a supporting character in comic book series The Sandman and toplined an eponymous spinoff, both for DC’s Vertigo imprint. Based on the Vertigo characters, the TV series, written and executive produced by Kapinos, centers on Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux. Warner Bros TV is producing with Kapinos’ Aggressive Mediocrity.

  • The section below is reserved for projects in developmental talks/early stages, loosely rumored, on hiatus, status unknown, etc...

  • (AMC) This Is the End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and Breaking Bad's Sam Catlin to adapt Vertigo's Preacher. Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's 1990s comic series from DC Comics imprint Vertigo, Preacher revolves around Rev. Jesse Custer, a bad@$$ Texas preacher who, after losing his faith, learns that God has left heaven and forsaken his duties. Jesse becomes the only one who is able to track God down and hold him responsible for his abdication. Tulip O'Hare, Jesse's beer-guzzling vampire ex-girlfriend, accompanies him on his quest for answers. But the story doesn't end there: The Saint of Killers, an immortal killing machine and Western lone gunman type, is hot on their trail with his sights set on Jesse.

  • (TNT) Blackbirds - The Wall Street Journal reports that Warner Bros. has commissioned a script for a pilot that will premier as a new drama on TNT.

  • (Online) A series of live-action digital shorts developed by Blue Ribbon Content according to Variety.

  • (SyFy) A series based on Superman's Kryptonian grandfather is in development.

  • (Syfy) In their major sale under their overall deal at Warner Bros TV, former Mad Men executive producers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton have teamed with Gravity producer David Heyman for a drama series based on the DC comic book DMZ, which has landed at Syfy. Written by the Jacquemettons' Madmen writers, DMZ is set in the near future and centers on a young man trapped in Manhattan, which has been turned into a demilitarized zone (DMZ) after a second American civil war.

    The comic book series, created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, was launched by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint in 2005 and ran until 2012 for a total of 72 issues. The TV adaptation, now in development from WBTV’s cable division, Warner Horizon, as well as the Jacquemettons’ Slim Chance Prods. banner and Heyman’s Heyday Films. The Jacquemettons and Heyman executive produce alongside Heyday Films’ Jeffrey Clifford.

  • (WGN) Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera’s crime drama set on a modern-day Indian reservation is in development at WGN. The comic ran as a Vertigo imprint for 60 issues, and focuses on the Oglala Lakota people that reside in the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The main character, Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse, returns to the reservation after 15 years as an undercover FBI agent, and attempts to break up organized crime, drug rings, and more. There is no word yet on when the show might air, but WGN America is looking to expand into original programming in a big way. The show will be be overseen by Banshee’s Doug Jung, who will also write the pilot.

  • Place holder for a show in development titled Amped.

  • #4Hero is a web series by Machinima that will be a modern take on the Dial H concept.

  • (Fox) From WildStorm - A privately funded crime-fighting operation created by Warren Ellis is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer with an adaptation by Farscape writer and creator Rockne S. O'Bannon.

    It should be noted that this series has already been attempted in the past but the pilot leaked online causing the network to pull back.

  • (Syfy) TV Mini series - a series adaptation of Frank Miller‘s early sci-fi story Ronin, in which a 13th Century ronin gets a new chance to avenge his master’s death. The ronin is transported into the 21st century, where (and when) his master’s murderer has been incarnated as a demon. Get a few details on the potential Ronin TV series below.

    THR reports the development of Ronin, saying that the idea is to make a mini-series. There is no writer yet, but the trade says SyFy’s approach to the story is as follows:

    [It] takes place eight centuries after a Japanese Ronin samurai failed to protect his master from a demon. He awakens in a futuristic, nihilistic New York in the body of Billy, a medical experiment. Now Billy/Ronin is chasing the demon, which has reawakened. Both parties want control of a sword with magical properties and will stop at nothing to get it back.

  • RUMORED - (CW) A teen drama in development for the CW with Superboy and Miss Martian being eyed to star.

  • ON HIATUS - (Syfy) A pilot script has been ordered for a one-hour drama based on the Justice League International character.

    The project, which hails from Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television, will count Berlanti as an executive producer. Fringe's Andrew Kreisberg, who collaborated with Berlanti on ABC's Eli Stone, is on board to pen the script and executive produce.

    The story will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest super hero of all time. Instead of chasing criminals, however, his main priority is chasing fame and money. But Booster Gold discovers that being a hero takes more than just a megawatt smile, and that the future doesn’t happen without first protecting the present.

  • (NBC) Written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist). CANCELLED

  • STATUS UNKNOWN

  • STATUS UNKNOWN - Rumored to be a movie and/or TV show.

  • STATUS UNKNOWN - Rumored to be a movie and/or TV show.