Beginning in 2013 with Man of Steel, Warner Brothers moved forward with a shared movie continuity for the superheroes of DC Comics. The follow-up to Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, released in 2016 and introduced Batman, Wonder Woman and the existence of other super powered individuals to the universe, thus officially ushering in the shared universe in full force. It was first referred to as "Worlds of DC" on a television special.
So far, with the exception of Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam, the Worlds of DC films have been met with mixed to negative critical and general acclaim, which has led to the internal restructuring of the studio and a change in how the the properties are handled. With that being said, as of Justice League, DC Films has accumulated a world wide total of almost $3.8 billion.
- Man of Steel - June 14, 2013
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - March 25, 2016
- Suicide Squad - August 5, 2016
- Wonder Woman - June 2, 2017
- Justice League - November 17, 2017
- Aquaman - December 21, 2018
- Shazam - April 5, 2019
- Birds Of Prey - February 14, 2020
- Wonder Woman 1984 - December 25, 2020
- Zack Snyder's Justice League - March 18, 2021
- The Suicide Squad - August 6, 2021
Post-production status Films
- Black Adam - July 29, 2022
- The Flash - November 4, 2022
- Shazam! Fury of the Gods - June 2, 2023
Human beings are created by Zeus and the Olympian Gods in their image. They become the dominant species on the planet Earth. Some of them posses a unique genetic trait that allows them to become the far more powerful Meta-human.
The Amazons are created by the Olympian Gods, with the intention of spreading love and compassion throughout the world and protecting mankind. Unlike their Human and Atlantean counterparts, they are immortal beings.
Humanoid Kryptonians evolve into the dominant species on the planet of Krypton.
The Amazons, the Atlanteans, the Tribes of Mankind and the Olympian Gods join forces to fend off an Apokoliptan invasion of Earth led by Darkseid and his Parademon army. Darkseid is defeated and forced to leave behind his 3 Mother Boxes. Each faction that defended Earth from the invasion inherits a Mother Box.
Kryptonian's begin exploring the cosmos, traveling and sending scout ships to far reaches of outer space.
A massive Terra-forming project begins on planet Krypton. This leads to the sending of 1000 vessels, each carrying a "Kryptonian Growth Codex", to far reaches of outer space. A Kyptonian Growth Codex carries the genetic code for the Kryptonian race and each vessel contains several Kryptonian embryos, the two combined would allow Kryptonians to take over the planet they land on.
One of the Kryptonian vessels sent out 10 years prior, reaches planet Earth.
The Enchantress and Incubus are born in an alternate dimension. They come to Earth and are worshiped as gods by the local population.
War of the Gods, an ancient conflict between Ares and the other Olympian Gods, takes place. The war stems from Ares hatred of mankind and his blood thirsty, extremist views. Ares defeats all of the Olympian Gods, except for Zeus, and leads humanity down a violent and corrupt path. Zeus finally engages his son, Ares, one on one and defeats him, effectively wounding him and casting him out of Olympus.
Diana Prince, who eventually becomes Wonder Woman, is born to Zeus, King of the Olympian Gods, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.
Zeus uses the last of his energy to create Themyscira. Diana is kept on this magical island to protect her from the wrath of her half brother, Ares, until she is ready to confront him.
Gotham City is established.
The City of Metropolis is established
The Metropolis Police Department is formed/founded.
Midway City is established.
The Kansas town of Smallville is established by Ezra Small.
Midway City Police Department is founded/established.
The Daily Planet begins publishing.
Smallville Sentinel begins publishing
World War 1 begins.
US spy pilot, Captain Steve Trevor mysteriously crash lands on the island of Themyscira.
The Assault on Themyscira takes place. This was a small battle between the Amazons, led by Hippolyta & Antiope, and soldiers from the Central Powers.
Antiope is killed, and Diana Prince defies her mother, leaves the island of Themyscira with Steve Trevor, to stop Ares and end World War I (then called The Great War).
Wonder Woman defeats Ares, and helps end World War I.
Armistice Day takes place.
Gotham Iron Foundry Company is founded/established.
Ace Chemicals is founded/established.
The Rosemont Theater opens in Gotham City.
Thomas Wayne is born.
Martha Wayne is born.
Jonathan Kent is born.
Waylon Jones, aka Killer Croc, is born on June 3rd.
Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, is born to billionaire parents Thomas and Martha Wayne.
Jonathan Kent marries Martha on October 21st.
Alexander Luthor, Sr. creates and establishes the petrochemical company known as LexCorp Industries.
Floyd Lawton, aka Deadshot, is born on December 4th.
General Zod creates the Sword of Rao to overthrow the Kryptonian Law Council and attempts to take over the capital city of Krypton. The Battle for Krypton ensues.
Zod and his followers are defeated and placed in the Phantom Zone.
Kal-El, aka Clark Kent/ Superman, is born to parents Jor-El and Laura Lor-Van. Jor-El places the Kryptonian Growth Codex inside of his son, Kal-El.
The destruction of Krypton takes place and Kal-El's parents send him off on a space ship to the planet known as Earth.
After Krypton's destruction, the Phantom Zone breaks, freeing General Zod and his followers from Black Zero.
Jonathan and Martha Kent discover a crashed alien ship in their cornfield, that contains a small boy (Kal-El). They adopt the small boy and call him Clark Kent.
Pete Ross and Lana Lang are born.
Chato Santana, aka El Diablo, is born on June 3rd.
Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered outside the Aragon Theater in Gotham City, by Joe Chill.
Bruce Wayne is taken into the legal custody of Alfred Pennyworth.
On June 19th, the Mother Box inherited by the Human Tribes is found, and taken into the custody of the USA government.
Christopher Weiss, aka Slipknot, is born on February 23rd.
Alexander Luthor, Jr is born.
George Digger Harkness, aka Captain Boomerang, is born on December 9th.
Tatsu Yamashiro, aka Katana, is born on March 16th.
June Moon, aka the host of The Enchantress, is born on April 17th.
Clark Kent's super powers emerge for the first time.
Clark Kent's super hearing, x-ray vision, and heat vision go off for the first time at Weisinger Public School.
Harleen Quinzel, aka Harley Quinn, is born on July 20th.
Barry Allen, aka The Flash, is born to parents Henry and Nora Allen on September 30th.
A school bus containing Lana Lang, Pete Ross and several of Clark's class mates crashes over a bridge. Clark Kent reveals his powers to save everyone on the bus.
Jonathan Kent shows Clark his space ship and reveals to him that he is an alien.
Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, is born.
Bruce Wayne makes his debut as the vigilante persona known as Batman.
On April 19th, a huge tornado hits Smallville, killing Jonathan Kent.
Alexander Luthor, Sr dies and Alexander Luthor, Jr becomes CEO of LexCorp.
On her first field expedition exploring the Mayan ruins, June Moon is possessed by the Enchantress.
US military pick up an alien signal on Ellesmere Island.
Clark Kent saves workers on an oil rig and activates the scout ship, a hologram of Jor-El then appears, and explains Clark's Kryptonian heritage to him.
General Zod arrives on Earth looking for Kal-El, threatening to kill people if he does not turn himself in.
Kal-El surrenders to the US military and is handed over to General Zod. The Battle of Smallville, Battle of Metropolis and the Black Zero Event all take place around this time. In the end Superman defeats the Kryptonians, kills General Zod and reveals himself to the world as their protector.
Joker kills Monster T and Batman Captures Harley Quinn.
The Superman Statue is erected in Heroes Park.
A large piece of Kryptonite is found in the Indian Ocean, Lois Lane is captured by Nairomi Terrorists and Lex Luthor activates the scout ship using General Zod's finger prints.
In November, the Bombing of the United States Capitol by Lex Luthor takes place, killing several US senators.
Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince meet for the first time and discover the existence of Meta-Humans in the form of Barry Allen, Arthur Curry and Victor Stone.
Lex Luthor kidnaps Martha Wayne and orchestrates a showdown between Batman and Superman in Gotham City. When Batman and Superman fail to kill each other, Lex creates Doomsday using his and General Zod's DNA.
Doomsday's appearance brings out Wonder Woman and she, along with Superman and Batman, defeat the creature, but at a heavy cost. Superman's life!
Lex Luthor is sent to Arkham Asylum in Gotham City, a funeral for Superman takes place at Heroes park in Metropolis while a funeral for Clark Kent takes place at the Kent Farm in Smallville.
Batman and Wonder Woman embark on a journey to find the other Meta-Humans.
Batman captures Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot and send him to Belle Reeve.
Enchantress takes over June Moon and releases her brother Incubus. They begin a process to take over the world in Midway City.
Amanda Waller activates Task Force X, which includes super-villains/anti-heroes Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, El Diablo, Killer Croc and Slipknot. They are overseen by Colonel Rick Flag and Katana.
The Battle of Midway City takes place. Slipknot is killed trying to escape and El Diablo sacrifices himself to destroy Incubus. Enchantress is defeated by Katana's soul taker sword. The surviving members of Task Force X are rewarded with reduced sentences. Deadshot gets to visit his daughter.
The Joker breaks Harley Quinn out of Belle Reeve and Amanda Waller meets up with Bruce Wayne to discuss the existence of Meta-Humans. It is revealed that Amanda Waller knows Bruce Wayne is Batman and that Bruce Wayne knows about Task Force X.
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