DC motion pictures are in a bizarre place proper now. 4 of the DC Prolonged Universe movies are being launched this yr, and two of them, Shazam! Fury of the Gods and The Flash, have already hit theaters. What makes it unusual is that the DCEU as we all know it will come to an finish with Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom in December 2023. In 2025, James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Studios movies will begin the brand new DC Universe with Superman: Legacy, which will likely be a real recent begin for the franchise.
The place does that go away followers of the DCEU? All of these DC motion pictures are nonetheless on Max (previously HBO), and people movies aren’t going anyplace except Warner Bros. Discovery actually needs one other big tax break. Meaning you’ll be able to watch any and all of them at a second’s discover, aside from The Flash which has solely simply hit theaters. As for the remaining, you’ve gotten two choices to observe them so as: Chronologically or by launch date. And on this submit, we’ll provide the right order for each.
Learn how to watch DC motion pictures in chronological order
When you’ve gotten foremost characters which can be basically immortal, come from different planets, or have bother remembering what day it’s, then timelines can get a bit of difficult. This listing is for many who favor to observe issues as they unfold from previous to current, transferring by means of time in a logical method (effectively, as logical as we are able to get it).
Word: We’ll allow you to determine if Justice League and the immensely lengthy full-cut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League are the identical film or not. Hardcore followers will need to watch the re-made, uncut model (which feels extra like a miniseries) after the unique film. If you wish to save a while, you’ll be able to select one or the opposite, and if you wish to save probably the most time, simply watch the initially launched movie.
Learn how to watch DC motion pictures in launch order
This feature is for viewers preferring to observe the flicks within the order that they hit theaters. For some, this looks like a extra genuine expertise and can assist extra clearly clarify the distinction in tone or model as the flicks progress — in addition to any small retcons which will in any other case be complicated. Right here’s methods to watch:
What about The Batman?
Matt Reeves’ The Batman will not be on our listing as a result of is it a standalone story that’s unconnected to the DCEU. It’s simply not a part of the timeline and even the DCEU multiverse as a complete. Like Joker earlier than it, The Batman exists all by itself, and also you shouldn’t count on its characters to make appearances in different DC motion pictures till its sequel.
OK, what about future releases?
Our listing works for the DC motion pictures launched to date — however true followers are most likely questioning about future releases, too! Don’t fear; we’ll preserve our listing up to date. However for now, it’s vital to know that 2023 goes to be the final yr for the DC Prolonged Universe earlier than James Gunn and Peter Safran start the brand new DC Universe in 2025. Listed here are the confirmed titles coming sooner or later months and years that can change our listing.
- Blue Beetle (August 18, 2023)
- Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom (December 20, 2023)