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DC Studios (formerly DC Films) is an American film production company, and is the film studio division for DC Entertainment. Working through Warner Bros, they produce film, TV, and video game adaptations of characters and stories published by DC Comics for release in theaters and on Max, Netflix, and HBO. The vast majority of these projects take place in fictional interconnected universes, such as the DC Extended Universe and the DC Universe.


Early history

DC Films was founded in 2016 as a subsidiary of Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg as an attempt to properly structure the DC Extended Universe after the negative critical reception of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Their first produced film, Suicide Squad, was heavily reshot and edited down in an attempt to make it less grim and more lighthearted, resulting in a heavily negative reception from audiences and critics. Eventually, Walter Hamada became president of the studio, and began editing down other films like Justice League, and releasing films across the DCEU that were hit and miss with critics. Many complained were inconsistent in style and tone from one another and didn't seem to have much of an ongoing story.

Even after releasing director Zack Snyder's original version of Justice League in 2021, DC Films still lacked direction and consistency in their films, even beginning to produce content outside of the main DCEU such as Joker and The Batman, which proved widely successful, arguably more so than their DCEU projects. They even cancelled the film Batgirl to get money from a tax write-off, despite the film being in post-production.

Beginning of the DCU

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DC Studios creative head James Gunn

Eventually in late 2022, James Gunn and Peter Safran were named co-CEOs of DC Films, now renamed DC Studios, and set about restructuring the DCEU, eventually deciding to simply reboot it into the DC Universe, a new world with some projects from the DCEU integrated into the timeline.

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Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters

The first wave of projects in this new franchise is entitled "Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters", and will begin with the upcoming TV series Creature Commandos, which is currently in post and upcoming film Superman. Gunn and Safran's plan for this universe will span 8 to 10 years covering as much of DC lore as they can in that time through film and television. Meanwhile, all projects not set in the main DCU will be labelled as "DC Elseworlds", including projects in The Batman Saga, the Sandman and Dead Boy Detectives series, and animated films set in the Tomorrowverse.


DC Universe

Television series

DC Extended Universe


DC Elseworlds


Television series

See Also

  • Pages related to DC Studios
  • DC Studios Characters


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