In 2013, a reboot of the Superman, Man of Steel, set to lay the groundwork for future DC films as it contained references to other superheroes n the DC Universe. When Batman was included in the sequel, the DC Cinematic Universe was established.
An interesting fact is that, Entertainment Weekly, coined the term “DC Extended Universe” as a joke on an article of about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This and the abbreviation DCEU quickly spread and became the official name of the franchise among the press and fans thinking it was an official name.
List of DC Cinematic Universe Films:
|Movie||Release Date||Director||Box Office (Budget)|
|Man of Steel||June 14, 2013||Zack Snyder||$668 M ($225 M)|
|Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||March 25, 2016||Zack Snyder||$873.3 M ($300 M)|
|Suicide Squad||August 5, 2016||David Ayer||$745.6 M ($175 M)|
|Wonder Woman||June 2, 2017||Patty Jenkins||$821.8 M ($149 M)|
|Justice League||November 17, 2017||Zack Snyder||$$332.3 M ($300 M)|
as of 11/25/17