In 2013, a reboot of the Superman franchise, Man of Steel, was set to lay the groundwork for future DC films. The film contained references to other characters in the DC Universe, so if it were a success, it could launch a shared universe. 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. 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. In October 2014, Warner Bros. announced a slate of ten DC films.
While the rival Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) includes television productions, the DC's new crossover film series 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. DC's chief creative officerGeoff 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." 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."
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, which oversees production to form a cohesive creative direction for the franchise. DC Films will not be fully autonomous, with Johns reporting to DC president Diane Nelson and Berg reporting to Silverman.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. 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. By January 2017, Johns and Berg reported to Emmerich. 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. DC also decided to begin deemphasizing the shared nature of their films, with Diane Nelson stating, "Our intention, certainly, moving forward is using the continuity to help make sure nothing is diverging in a way that doesn't make sense, but there's no insistence upon an overall story line or interconnectivity in that universe... Moving forward, you'll see the DC movie universe being a universe, but one that comes from the heart of the filmmaker who's creating them." As a result of Justice League's underperformance at the box office, Berg left his position by January 2018 and became a production partner with Roy Lee.
In January 2018, Walter Hamada was appointed the President of DC Films and the new co-runner of the DCEU, replacing Berg. The following month, Chantal Nong was hired as Vice President of the film studio, additionally overseeing the production of the franchise. The pair were hired to oversee the future of the franchise with Johns, as the key production team managers. However, in June of the same year, Johns stepped down from his role as co-head of DC Films and co-runner of the DCEU. He will remain with the studio as co-chairman, while starting his own studio where he will take on a greater hands-on role with film media as a producer and screenwriter. His production company, Mad Ghost Productions, will produce future films in the franchise, as well as comic book and television media.
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. Nolan was involved in an advisory role as executive producer. 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. According to Snyder, the film took inspiration from the comic The Dark Knight Returns. Cavill, Adams, Lane, and Fishburne reprised their roles. In August, Ben Affleck was cast as Bruce Wayne / Batman. In December, Gal Gadot was cast as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, marking the character's first appearance in a live-action theatrical film. Later in the month, Chris Terrio was hired to rewrite Goyer's script. 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". Later that month, Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons joined the cast as Lex Luthor and Alfred Pennyworth, respectively. In May 2014, the film's title was revealed to be Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Initial filming occurred on October 19, 2013, at East Los Angeles College, before full principal photography began on May 21, 2014, in Detroit. Production also took place in Illinois, New Mexico, Africa and the South Pacific. After another date change, the film was released in North America on March 25, 2016.
David Ayer: the writer and director of Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad (2016)
After the death of Superman, a secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions and rescue the world from a powerful threat, in exchange for clemency.
The film is set after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash made appearances in the film. 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.
Patty Jenkins: the director of Wonder Woman; and co-writer and director of Wonder Woman 1984
Motivated by Superman's death at the hands of Doomsday, Batman and Wonder Woman assemble a team of metahumans to face a new catastrophic threat.
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. In April 2014, it was announced that Snyder would return as director. The film was announced in October as Justice League Part One. 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. In June, Geoff Johns announced that the title had been changed to simply Justice League. Affleck, Cavill, Gadot, Momoa, Miller, Fisher, Irons, Lane, Adams, Eisenberg, Nielsen, Wright, and Morton reprised their respective roles from previous films.Ciarán Hinds provides the voice and performance capture for the villain Steppenwolf. Beginning on April 11, 2016, filming took place at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, in England, as well as locations around London and in Iceland. Filming concluded in October 2016. In May 2017, Snyder stepped down from his duties on the film due to his daughter's death; Joss Whedon filled his position on post-production, with additional scenes being written and directed by him. Though Whedon was not officially credited for his role as post-production director, he completed enough additional work for a screenwriting credit on the film.Justice League was released worldwide on November 17, 2017.
The "Communion" scene in the Ultimate Edition cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teases the events in Justice League, showing the villain Steppenwolf and the three Mother Boxes.
In order to expand and build the universe the films are set in, some additional material has been released, such as additional scenes or bonus material included in the home releases of the films. The purpose of said material is also to set up and tease the overarching narrative that future installments of the franchise will adhere to. In the case of additional scenes, on March 28, 2016, Warner Bros. released to the public via its YouTube channel, a scene not shown in theaters from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, titled "Communion", which teased the events that would be depicted in Justice League; the scene was later integrated in the Ultimate Edition home release of the film. Similarly, in the Blu-ray disc home release of Wonder Woman, an epilogue is included in the form of a short titled "Etta's Mission", which details a final incident that transpired after the events of the film. Etta teases the existence of a Mother Box, which is crucial to the storyline of Justice League. Also, in the Blu-ray home release of Justice League, two additional scenes not shown in the theatrical cut are included, which further flesh-out the return of Superman and him joining the League.
Furthermore, the various special featurettes and documentaries included in the Blu-ray home releases of the films feature concept arts and designs, as well as background information that greatly expands the shared universe; giving detailed insight into the fictional history, technology, worlds and cultures that appear in the films.
Although not all the films in the franchise resort to this practice, some of them make use of post-credits scenes to further develop character relationships and establish the plot elements that will influence future installments, such as Suicide Squad, Justice League and more recently, Aquaman.
Geoff Johns, Richard Suckle, Jon Berg, Zack Snyder, Alex Gartner, Dan Mazer, Deborah Snyder, Denise Di Novi, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
David F. Sandberg: the director of Shazam!
By shouting "Shazam", a 14-year-old foster child, William "Billy" Batson, can turn into an adult superhero, courtesy of an ancient wizard. He attempts to master his powers and defeat the evil forces controlled by Doctor Sivana.
In August 2014, Dwayne Johnson announced his attachment to a project about the superhero Shazam, formerly known as Captain Marvel. In September, Johnson was revealed to be portraying the antihero Black Adam, Shazam's nemesis in the film, with Darren Lemke set to write the script. In October, Warner Bros. announced Shazam as a film in its upcoming slate. By January 2017, Henry Gayden was working on the script. In July, David F. Sandberg was confirmed as director of the film. It was also confirmed that month that, despite the initial announcement, Dwayne Johnson would not appear as Black Adam in Shazam!, but will instead star in a solo film. Pre-production began with the casting process for Shazam's child-age alter ego Billy Batson in August. By October, Zachary Levi was cast as Shazam. In November, Grace Fulton joined the cast as Shazam's foster sister, Mary Bromfield. Fulton is reteaming with the director after Annabelle: Creation. The film's primary villain will be Doctor Sivana, with actor Mark Strong cast in the role. Later that month, Asher Angel was cast as Billy Batson. In December, Jack Dylan Grazer was cast as Frederick "Freddy" Freeman, Batson's foster brother and best friend. Later that month, Jovan Armand, Ian Chen, and Faithe Herman were cast as Batson's foster siblings Pedro Peña, Eugene Choi, and Darla Dudley respectively, while Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans will portray Billy's foster parents. By January 2018, Ron Cephas Jones was in negotiations to portray the wizard, Shazam, who gives Billy his powers, but was replaced by Djimon Hounsou due to scheduling conflicts.
The film began principal photography in Toronto on January 29, 2018, and wrapped on May 11, 2018, with most of the filming taking place at Pinewood Toronto Studios, among other locations around the city.Shazam! will be released in North America on April 5, 2019.
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)
Matt Reeves: the writer, director and co-producer of The Batman
The Batman (2021)
In October 2014, a Batman standalone film was announced by Warner Bros. By 2016, Ben Affleck was set to star in, produce, direct, and write the project. Geoff Johns and Chris Terrio were hired as co-writers. The film was on track to begin shooting in 2017 until Affleck stepped down as director that January to more efficiently focus on starring as Batman. In February 2017, Warner Bros. announced the title as The Batman and that Matt Reeves would direct and co-produce the film. In July 2017, Reeves confirmed that the script was being rewritten; the final draft was completed by January 2019. The story has reportedly been reworked to focus on Batman earlier on in his career as a vigilante. The film will be character-driven and stylistically noir, and will explore Batman's experiences as the world's greatest detective to a greater extent than previous Batman films. The plot is reported to involve multiple villains from Batman's rogues gallery, including Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin. In January 2019, Affleck confirmed he will not reprise his role as Batman, but remains a producer on the film. Principal photography is expected to begin in November 2019, with a scheduled release date of June 25, 2021.
James Gunn: the screenwriter, co-story writer, and director of The Suicide Squad
The Suicide Squad (2021)
In March 2016, a Suicide Squad sequel was announced to be in development, with Ayer returning to direct.Adam Cozad was hired to write the script with Zak Penn by mid-2017. In September, Gavin O'Connor was hired as director after Ayer dropped out, as well as co-screenwriter with Anthony Tambakis, David Bar Katz and Todd Stashwick. The final draft of the script was completed in October 2018, though O'Connor left the project due to scheduling conflicts. Production was placed on hold as Warner Bros. believed the script was too similar to Birds of Prey.Charles Roven, Michael De Luca, Peter Safran, Geoff Johns, Richard Suckle, Dan Lin and Andy Horwitz will produce the film. In January 2019, a new title was announced as The Suicide Squad, with James Gunn signed on to write a new script and direct, with production slated to begin later that year. Forbes announced that Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn will feature as one of the characters returning from the first film. Gunn chose the project over various other films Warner Bros. has in development, including the Man of Steel sequel. The film has a release date of August 6, 2021.
John Francis Daley: the co-director (with Jonathan Goldstein) of The Flash
Warner Bros. and DC Films have a variety of DCEU films in varying stages of development:
Lobo: In September 2009, Warner Bros. announced that a film centered around Lobo was in development. Guy Ritchie and Brad Peyton were attached to direct at different times, while Dwayne Johnson was originally intended to star. After various iterations, in 2016 Jason Fuchs was hired as screenwriter. By February 2018, Warner Bros. was in discussions with Michael Bay to direct. Fuchs is rewriting the script at Bay's request so the budget could be considerably lowered.
Justice League Dark: In January 2013, Guillermo del Toro confirmed that he was working on a film centered around the titular team. Del Toro submitted a script in November 2014, but was no longer attached to the project by June 2015. The plot will reportedly center around John Constantine as he forms the team to retrieve books of mysticism, which are dangerous to humankind. The team's roster was expected to consist of Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Deadman, the Spectre, Etrigan the Demon, and Zatara, while Floronic Man would serve as the main antagonist. In August 2016, Doug Liman was hired to direct the film, though he left the project in May 2017 due to scheduling conflicts.Scott Rudin is attached to produce, while Michael Gilio was hired to rewrite the script. In July 2017, the film was titled Justice League Dark, and by August, Gerard Johnstone was hired as co-writer. By November 2018, the script had been completed.
Cyborg: In April 2014, Ray Fisher was cast as Victor Stone / Cyborg. The following October, Warner Bros. announced Cyborg. Joe Morton is set to reprise his role as Dr. Silas Stone. In November 2017, Fisher stated the film will focus specifically on Cyborg, and that the cast and production team will be diverse. In August 2018, Morton stated that he believed cut Justice League scenes involving Cyborg were going to be reworked into Cyborg, though he was not sure when production would begin. Fisher has expressed his desire for Snyder to direct the film, and by December 2018, stated the film will explore Cyborg's importance in a world dependent on technology.Cyborg was scheduled to be released on April 3, 2020 release, but is believed to have been delayed.
Black Adam: In September 2014, Dwayne Johnson was cast to play Black Adam in the DCEU. The character was intended to be introduced in Shazam!, but by January 2017, the film's production studios had chosen to divide the narrative to focus on Black Adam's origin. Johnson, who is attached to produce, has stated the two characters will cross paths in a future film, while in April, Johnson said other DC characters will cameo. In October, Adam Sztykiel was hired to write the script. Co-producer Hiram Garcia stated the film will be gritty and violent, similar to the comics. The plot will depict the titular character's origins as an antihero escaping slavery in ancient Kahndaq.By February 2019, the script was nearly finished with Warner Bros. and Seven Bucks Productions searching for a director. Principal photography is scheduled to begin sometime between late 2019 and early 2020.
Untitled Justice League sequel: In October 2014, Justice League Part Two was announced, with Snyder returning as director. In June 2016, it was revealed that Justice League would not be one film split into two, leaving the sequel untitled. The film was scheduled to be released on June 14, 2019, but production was pushed back to accommodate The Batman. In October 2017, J. K. Simmons stated that work on the script was in-progress, while in December, Variety reported that there were "no immediate plans" for Snyder to direct.
Green Lantern Corps: A film based on the Green Lantern Corps was announced to be in development in October 2014. In January 2017, David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes were hired to co-write the screenplay, based on a story by Goyer and Geoff Johns, with Goyer also serving as producer. Warner Bros. described the film as "Lethal Weapon in space". In January 2018, Goyer reaffirmed that despite the franchise's leadership shakeup the film was still in active development. By June 2018, Geoff Johns was hired to do a rewrite on the script, in addition to his role as producer. Johns stated that the script draws inspiration from his work on the New 52 Green Lantern comics. The following October, Christopher McQuarrie confirmed that he had discussions with Warner Bros. regarding directing the film.Green Lantern Corps was scheduled for release on July 24, 2020, but is believed to have been delayed.
Untitled Man of Steel sequel: By October 2014, a sequel to Man of Steel was in development. In November 2016, Amy Adams stated that work had begun on the screenplay. In September 2017, Matthew Vaughn confirmed he has had discussions with the studio to direct the film. In June 2018, Cavill revealed that he is preparing to reprise the role.
Booster Gold: In September 2015, a film centered around Michael Jon Carter / Booster Gold and Theodore "Ted" Kord / Blue Beetle was announced to be in development with the involvement of producer, Greg Berlanti. The film's tone was described as a "buddy cop" film, with connections to Justice League (2017). By May 2016, Zak Penn began work on a script during the project's early stages of development with the film intended to be a more comedic installment in the franchise. Berlanti stated that the project had "no connective tissue" to other films at one point, but following a consideration for television series adaptation at Syfy, the project entered a script re-write from Zack Stentz in May of 2016. Berlanti was asked about his involvement with the DCEU as a whole, and indicated that he has interest in the Booster Gold film. After years of being involved in the project's development, Berlanti was reported to be in negotiations with the studio to serve as director. By March of 2018 the script was completed with a story primarily revolving around Booster Gold, co-written by Berlanti. The filmmaker confirmed that the film will begin production once Warner Bros. decides where to place it within the current slate of films.
Gotham City Sirens: A film based on the Gotham City Sirens, a team consisting of Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy, was announced to be in development in December 2016. Ayer signed on as director/co-producer from a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Robbie will reprise her role from Suicide Squad and take the role of an executive producer, while Geoff Johns and Jon Berg will produce. Production was originally scheduled to begin in mid-2017, but following the restructuring of DC Films leadership the film's development was placed on hold in favor of Birds of Prey. In August 2017, Leto was confirmed to reprise his role as the Joker. Despite a busy production schedule on other projects, Ayer has continued to work on the film, meeting with Gotham City Sirens creator Paul Dini in August 2018.
Batgirl: In March 2017, Joss Whedon was hired to write, direct and produce a film centered around Barbara Gordon / Batgirl. Whedon was to begin production on the film in 2018, but stepped down in February. In April, after impressing Warner Bros. with her work on Birds of Prey, Hodson was hired as screenwriter for Batgirl. Warner Bros. actively seeks a female director to replace Whedon.
Deathstroke: In October 2017, TheWrap reported a film centered around Deathstroke was in development, with Gareth Evans attached as screenwriter and director and Joe Manganiello set to reprise his role from Justice League. Ben Affleck released test footage with Manganiello in costume in August 2016. Warner Bros. greenlit the film after Evans impressed executives with his story pitch, which he described as dark and unforgiving, similar to Korean noir films. However, in October 2018, Evans stated that he is yet to be attached to the project contractually.
New Gods: By March 2018, a film about the New Gods, an alien race introduced in Justice League, was in development, with Ava DuVernay signed on as director. Kario Salem was hired as screenwriter after working on a story treatment with DuVernay. By January of the following month, it was reported that the plot involves Granny Goodness and the Female Furies as the primary antagonists of the film.
Supergirl: In August 2018, a film centered on Supergirl, was announced to be in development with Oren Uziel penning the script. Warner Bros. is seeking a female director, with Reed Morano—who has expressed interest in the project—being its top choice.
Blue Beetle: By November 2018, a film centered around Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle was in development. Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer and Zev Foreman are respectively attached as screenwriter and executive producer. The script reportedly involves a plot that includes the original Blue Beetle, Theodore "Ted" Kord mentoring Reyes, while Booster Gold will also be involved.
Untitled Aquaman sequel: A sequel to Aquaman is in development. In October 2018, James Wan stated the first film intentionally leaves room for a followup, and Jason Momoa revealed that he pitched an idea for the sequel to Warner Bros. through Emmerich and producer Peter Safran, who were receptive. By December, high prerelease ticket sales and positive reception for the film had convinced Warner Bros. to begin work on a sequel. In January 2019, Warner Bros. confirmed development, with intentions for Wan to return as director. The following month, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick signed on as screenwriter, after previously co-writing the first film.
Plastic Man: In December 2018, The Hollywood Reporter reported a Plastic Man film is in development. Amanda Idoko is attached as screenwriter, while Walter Hamada and Chantel Nong are set to produce.
The Trench: In February 2019, Warner Bros. announced a horror spin-off from Aquaman focusing on the villainous Trench kingdom. Peter Safran and James Wan are set to produce, while Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald are attached as screenwriters. The film is expected to have a lower production budget compared to other DC-based films.
Recurring principal cast and characters
This table includes characters that have appeared in multiple DC Universe films
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.
An A indicates an appearance through archival footage or photographic stills.
A C indicates a cameo appearance.
An E indicates an appearance not included in the theatrical cut of the film.
A P indicates a new appearance in onscreen photographs only.
A S indicates the character appears through use of special effects only.
A U indicates an uncredited appearance.
A Y indicates an appearance by an actor portraying a younger version of a character.
^Upon announcement of the film series, 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). Keith Staskiewicz, writing for Entertainment Weekly, coined the term "DC Extended Universe™" as a joke on an article of his about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on July 1, 2015. This and the abbreviation DCEU quickly spread among the press and fans thinking of it as the official name of the franchise over the following years. According to Vulture writer Abraham Riesman, DC confirmed to him in September 2017 that the term is not used internally and they do not consider it official. In 2016, as part of DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League, both Geoff Johns and Kevin Smith referred to the franchise's name as being the "Justice League Universe". During the DC Films panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, a video banner displayed the words "Welcome to the Worlds of DC", after showcasing some upcoming films. As a result, some media outlets interpreted this as DC officially naming their shared film universe as the "Worlds of DC". Despite this, there has been no official announcement from Warner Bros. nor DC Films to confirm this.
Aquaman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack to the film of the same name.
The music is composed and arranged by Rupert Gregson-Williams. It was released on December 14, 2018, by WaterTower Music.
On March 7, 2018, Rupert Gregson-Williams was announced as the composer for Aquaman. Gregson-Williams previously wrote the score for Wonder Woman, the fourth film in the DC Extended Universe. The soundtrack was released by WaterTower Music on December 14, 2018.The album features an original song by American musician Skylar Grey entitled "Everything I Need", written by Grey and Elliott Taylor.
Since his first appearance in 1939, Batman has been adapted into various media such as film, radio, television, and video games, as well as numerous merchandising items. The Batman franchise is the sixth highest-grossing franchise of all time, having made an estimated US$23.8 billion.
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), or simply Birds of Prey, is an upcoming American superhero film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and based on the DC Comics team Birds of Prey. It is intended to be the eighth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and a spin-off from Suicide Squad (2016). Directed by Cathy Yan from a screenplay by Christina Hodson, it stars Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina, and Ewan McGregor. Set after the events of Suicide Squad, the film follows Harley Quinn as she joins forces with Black Canary, the Huntress, and Renee Montoya to save Cassandra Cain from Gotham City crime lord Black Mask.
Robbie, who also serves as producer, pitched the idea for Birds of Prey to Warner Bros. in 2015. The studio announced the development of the film in May 2016 before the release of Suicide Squad. Hodson was hired to write the script in November, while Yan signed to direct in April 2018. Principal photography began in January 2019 and is set to take place in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Savannah, Georgia; it is expected to be completed by mid-April 2019. Birds of Prey is expected to be the first theatrically released R-rated film in the DCEU.Birds of Prey is scheduled to be released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures on February 7, 2020.
Iris West is a fictional character, a supporting character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. She has been the main love interest and later wife of Barry Allen, the alter ego of the Silver Age version of the superhero the Flash, the aunt and grandmother of the Modern Age variations of the character, Wally West and Bart Allen respectively.
On television, she has appeared in various adaptations in other media; the character has been portrayed by Paula Marshall in the 1990 CBS television series and by Candice Patton in the 2014 The CW television series. In the DC Extended Universe feature films Justice League and Flashpoint, she is portrayed by Kiersey Clemons, but in the former, her scenes were cut.
Justice League (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack to the film of the same name composed by Danny Elfman. It was released on November 10, 2017 by WaterTower Music. The physical edition was released on December 8, 2017 by WaterTower.
The DC Extended Universe is a media franchise and shared fictional universe that is the setting of superhero films independently produced by Warner Bros., based on characters that appear in DC Comics publications.
As the franchise is composed of films adapted from a variety of DC Comics properties, there are multiple lead actors. Henry Cavill stars as Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman in the films Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), while Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot portray Bruce Wayne / Batman and Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), respectively. Affleck reprised his role in Suicide Squad (2016), while Gadot reprises her role in Wonder Woman (2017) and will do so again in Wonder Woman 1984 (2020). Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher portrayed Barry Allen / The Flash, Arthur Curry / Aquaman and Victor Stone / Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. All six actors reprised their roles in Justice League (2017) and having been featured in cameo appearances in Suicide Squad, are set to reprise their roles in their own respective solo films as well: an untitled The Flash film (2021), and Aquaman (2018). Zachary Levi will portray the eponymous protagonist in Shazam! (2019), with Asher Angel playing the character's alter-ego Billy Batson. Additionally, Margot Robbie portrays Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad (2016) and will reprise her role in Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020), with Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead joining her as Dinah Laurel Lance / Black Canary and Helena Bertinelli / Huntress. Furthermore, the tentatively titled The Batman and The Suicide Squad films have been confirmed for a 2021 release.
Other cast members who recur across multiple films and series within the franchise include Margot Robbie, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Joe Morton, Connie Nielsen, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright.
Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film written and directed by David Ayer. The film stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne. In the film, a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions and save the world from a powerful threat, in exchange for leaner sentences.
Suicide Squad, produced on a budget of $175 million, was released theatrically in the United States on August 5, 2016, following a strong debut that set new box office records, the film grossed over $745 million worldwide, making it the 10th highest-grossing film of 2016. It received generally negative reviews from critics, who criticized the plot, directing and characters, though Robbie's performance received praise. The film has garnered numerous awards and nominations with most nominations recognising the film itself and the performances of the cast.
Suicide Squad was nominated for three Grammy Awards as well as one Critics' Choice Movie Awards (winning one), seven People's Choice Awards (winning one) and received multiple Teen Choice Awards nominations, including "Choice AnTEENcipated Movie", "Choice Movie Actor: AnTEENcipated" for Will Smith and Scott Eastwood, and "Choice Movie Actress: AnTEENcipated" for Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne. It won in both the former and latter categories. The film won an Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at 89th Academy Awards, making it the first film in the DC Extended Universe to win an Academy Award.
Man of Steel (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack to the film of the same name composed by Hans Zimmer. It was released on June 11, 2013 by WaterTower Music. The exclusive deluxe edition of the album contains six bonus tracks, entitled "Are You Listening, Clark?", "General Zod", "You Led Us Here", "This Is Madness!", "Earth" and "Arcade".Hans Zimmer initially denied popular rumours that he would be composing the film's soundtrack. However, in June 2012, it was confirmed that Zimmer would in fact be writing the film's musical score. To completely distinguish Man of Steel from the previous films, the iconic "Superman March" by John Williams is not heard. The musical score from the third trailer, entitled "An Ideal of Hope", was released online for listening purposes on April 19, 2013. This music was a shortened version of the album track "What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?". In late April 2013, the official track listing of the two-disc deluxe edition was revealed.Popular reception to the score was positive and the album rose to #4 on iTunes during the first week of its release. Critical reception for the score, however, has been polarized.
The soundtrack opened at number 9 on the Billboard 200 with 32,000 copies sold.
Parademons are a fictional group of extraterrestrials appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. They are monstrous shock troops of Apokolips used by Darkseid to maintain order on the planet.
"Purple Lamborghini" is a song by American DJ Skrillex and American rapper Rick Ross. It was released as a single for the motion picture soundtrack for the 2016 DC Comics film Suicide Squad on July 22, 2016 by Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records and OWSLA. In the music video, Jared Leto reprises his role as The Joker from the movie. On 6 December 2016, "Purple Lamborghini" received one Grammy Award nomination: Best Song Written for Visual Media. The song was remixed by producer Kayzo.
Shazam! is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by New Line Cinema, it is intended to be the seventh installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden, and a story by Gayden and Darren Lemke, the film is set to star Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a teenage boy who can transform via the magic word "Shazam" into an adult superhero, played by Zachary Levi. Shazam! also features Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou as supporting characters. It will be the first film version of the character since the 1941 serial Adventures of Captain Marvel (the character's original name) and will be the first full-length feature film centered around the character.
Development of a live-action Shazam! film began at New Line in the early 2000s, but languished in development hell for many years. The film went into pre-production in 2008 with director Peter Segal and writer John August, and Dwayne Johnson considered to star as the villain Black Adam, but the project fell through. William Goldman, Alec Sokolow, Joel Cohen, Bill Birch, and Geoff Johns, among others, were all attached to the project as writers at various points. The film was officially announced in 2014, with Johnson attached to star as either Shazam or Black Adam. He would later be cast in January 2017 to lead a solo Black Adam development project. Sandberg signed on to direct Shazam! in February 2017 and Levi was cast that October with Angel joining the following month. Principal photography began in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in January 29, 2018, with most of the film shot at Pinewood Toronto Studios, and wrapped on May 11, 2018.
Shazam! is scheduled for release in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX 3D on April 5, 2019.
Steppenwolf is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Jack Kirby and made his first appearance in New Gods #7 (February 1972). Steppenwolf (which is German for "steppe wolf") is one of the New Gods, the uncle of the supervillain Darkseid, the brother of Heggra, the great-uncle of Kalibak and Orion, and a member of Darkseid's Elite.
The character made his live-action debut in Zack Snyder's Justice League film, played by Ciarán Hinds.
Suicide Squad: The Album is the soundtrack album to the film of the same name. It was released on August 5, 2016, by Atlantic Records. A separate film score album, titled Suicide Squad (Original Motion Picture Score) and composed by Steven Price, was released on August 8, 2016, by WaterTower Music. The digital edition of the film score album contains eight bonus tracks. It received mixed reviews by critics, but the Collector's Edition received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 2017 ceremony. It won the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Soundtrack.
The fictional character Superman, an American comic book superhero in DC Comics publications, has appeared in movies almost since his inception. He debuted in cinemas in a series of animated shorts beginning in 1941, and then starred in two movie serials in 1948 and 1950. An independent studio, Lippert Pictures, released the first Superman feature film, Superman and the Mole Men, starring George Reeves, in 1951.
Ilya and Alexander Salkind and Pierre Spengler purchased the Superman film rights in 1974. After numerous scripts, Richard Donner was hired to direct the film, filming Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980) simultaneously. Donner had already shot eighty percent of Superman II with Christopher Reeve before it was decided to finish shooting the first film. The Salkinds fired Donner after Superman's release and commissioned Richard Lester as the director to finish Superman II. Lester also returned for Superman III (1983), and the Salkinds further produced the 1984 spin-off Supergirl before selling the rights to Cannon Films, resulting in the poorly reviewed Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). Ilya Salkind commissioned a fifth Superman script before Warner Bros. acquired the rights entirely in 1993.
Over the course of eleven years, Warner Bros. would develop and then cancel Tim Burton's Superman Lives, which would have starred Nicolas Cage, Wolfgang Petersen's Batman vs. Superman, and the J. J. Abrams scripted Superman: Flyby, which went between directors Joseph "McG" Nichols and Brett Ratner. The studio hired Bryan Singer to take over the films in 2004, releasing Superman Returns in 2006, which starred newcomer Brandon Routh. Donner's director's cut for Superman II was also released that year. Despite positive reviews, Warner Bros. was disappointed with the financial performance of Superman Returns, and canceled Singer's proposed sequel. The studio nearly went into production of a Justice League film with George Miller directing and D. J. Cotrona as Superman, but it was shelved in 2008 and the film series was rebooted in 2013 with Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder with Henry Cavill starring as Superman. Snyder and Cavill worked together again in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
"To Be Human" is a song recorded by Australian singer Sia featuring English singer Labrinth for the soundtrack to the 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman. It was released as a single on 25 May 2017 by WaterTower Music.
Wonder Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack to the film of the same name.
The music is composed and arranged by Rupert Gregson-Williams. It was released on June 2, 2017, by WaterTower Music.
On November 3, 2016, Rupert Gregson-Williams was hired to compose the film's music. He is joined by Evan Jolly, Tom Howe, Paul Mounsey, and Andrew Kawczynski who provide additional music. The soundtrack was released on the same day as the film on CD, digital, and vinyl. The score also heavily samples the "Is She with You?" theme from the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was written by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL.
Australian singer Sia sang a song for the film, titled "To Be Human", featuring English musician Labrinth. Written by Florence Welch and Rick Nowels, the song is featured on the soundtrack. The single was released on May 25, 2017.
Wonder Woman 1984 (also known as WW84) is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Wonder Woman, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman and the ninth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It is directed by Patty Jenkins and written by Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and David Callaham, from a story written by Johns and Jenkins. It stars Gal Gadot in the title role, with Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright in supporting roles. It is the fourth live-action theatrical film featuring the titular character, following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), and Justice League (2017), and will be the second full-length feature film centered around the character.
Discussion of a sequel began shortly after the release of the first film in June 2017, and the decision to proceed was confirmed the following month. Principal photography began on June 13, 2018, with filming taking place at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in England, as well as the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia in the United States, London and Duxford in England, Tenerife and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, and Almería in Andalusia, Spain, and wrapped on December 22, 2018, after a six-month shoot.
Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled to be released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX 3D on June 5, 2020.
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