DC Extended Universe Becomes “The Worlds of DC”

At San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Pictures gave a presentation in Hall H on Saturday, July 21, showing off footage from “Aquaman” and “Shazam!”, amongst other films, but it was the introduction of the DC Films segment that caught many by surprise, with a banner reading, “Welcome to the Worlds of DC”.

While there’s been no official announcement from Warner Bros. indicating that this is how the studio will no be referring to their slate of films based on DC Comics characters, the phrase has caught on, with “The Worlds of DC” seeming to indicate that these films aren’t necessarily in one “universe”, but on a cinematic “multiverse”.

If you somehow missed them, Warner Bros. released the following trailers at Comic-Con:

Sharp-eyed fans will notice a number of DC Comics and Superman related easter eggs throughout the “Shazam!” trailer, which director David F. Sandberg shed further light on via his Instagram account.

Some of the props seen in Freddy’s room in the Shazam! trailer.

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Nate1986
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Nate1986

Steve, everyone I talked to have debunked this. The DCEU is not called that, it was a banner for the SDCC. So this isn’t true. Please remove that.

Kent-Darr
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Kent-Darr

Your correcting a wrong answer with a wrong answer so everybody you have talked to are wrong also. it was originally coined The DC Cinematic Universe (DCCU) by news outlets, then another called it The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) (which caught on) to differentiate it from The Marvel Cinematic universe (MCU) and DC nor Warner have officially called their superhero/villain films anything other then connected. As they have announced a Joker movie not “connected” to the other films is it that hard to see that instead of calling it this universe and that universe for all their separate superhero/villain films,… Read more »

LarGand
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LarGand

Don’t really care what they’re calling the DCEU now. I only want the movies to start living up to the promise of ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Wonder Woman’. But looking at the ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Shazam’ trailers, I’ve got a feeling that’s not happening yet. ‘Aquaman’ just doesn’t excite me, while ‘Shazam’ looks like a straight-up family comedy – sort of a superhero-themed remake of ‘Big’. Seems to me they’re trying way too hard to steer away from Snyder’s darker, more real-world approach. That’s a pity. Right now I’m just hoping against hope that Henry Cavill’s final appearance as Superman won’t… Read more »

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I disagree with the notions that either Man of Steel had much “promise”, or that Zack Snyder’s film were “real world”. But I do agree that there is a tendency to swing too far the other way when audiences don’t completely embrace a particular style.
With the character of Superman especially, I think they should aim to an upbeat (but not campy), happy middle. It can have high stakes, but the character himself must remain positive.

cpm72586
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cpm72586

As much as I don’t care for Snyder’s films, I do like the more serious approach he was going for, and what we saw in Nolan’s Batman trilogy. To an extent, anyway. I think Nolan struck the best balance of his films with Batman Begins. It was a darker, more serious approach, but it had just enough humor, and levity to not get bogged down in that grim dark tone. That, and the production design I think helped it feel more like a Batman/superhero movie. He lost that in the sequels, though, and I think it continued in MOS, and… Read more »

LarGand
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LarGand

Hi – ‘Man of Steel’ was “real-world”, in the sense that Snyder tried to tackle the question of how the world might really react if we discovered that there was a super-powered alien living among us … first quietly saving lives as an urban myth, and then exposed to the world when he gets caught up in a massive battle that causes destruction to a major city, even as he averts an even bigger disaster. We saw some people deciding that Clark was some kind of a religious saviour, some that he was a dangerous alien, some that chose to… Read more »

sundevil82
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I preferred the cinematography in MOS to BvS And JL. Man of steel looked more practical while BvS and JL looked like every other Snyder CGI movie. I didn’t mind the shaky cam for the most part, but the look was spot on. BvS was just too hyper realistic for me… especially with those scenes in Gotham in the rain. It felt like a movie set. And the less said about the JL cgi the better.

redcape
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redcape

After seeing both of the trailers I conclude that both of these look pretty darn good! Their not going to make ALL their movies with the same tone. My biggest problem is that we heard nothing regarding Superman.

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My guess is that it won’t be too long now.. from all I’m seeing online, MI:Fallout is a homerun and Henry is pretty good in it. I think they are waiting to see how the movie and his character are received, but all indications are pointing up. I know McQuarrie says he’s going to stay away from franchises due to toxic fandom, but please, PLEASE get him and Henry on board for MOS2! I’ve heard in several reviews that this is Henry’s best performance and if McQuarrie got it out of him then he needs to be brought on. Give… Read more »

redcape
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redcape

Hope your right sundevil82. MI should be a hit and it’s quite possible they don’t want any distractions before it comes out. But figure time is moving on and even if they green light a sequel it’ll take 2 years from when they do until it’s on the screen. So I hope they have a plan!