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SDCC: The DCEU is no more, say hello to The Worlds of DC

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The DC Extended Universe. Although coined by fans and never officially recognized as such, that is what Warner Bros’ DC Comics movie universe became known by. But much like most of its library of entries, this is a kind of kak name for a massive project of connected films and franchises. It simply doesn’t roll off the tongue and is nothing more than a cheap attempt at latching onto the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Which is a pity, because DC Comics and Warner Bros. look like they’re finally nailing the direction for their massive superhero franchise.

Shazam! looks like a silly and fun romp, Aquaman looks cooler than a dip in the Arctic waters with its inspired visuals and Wonder Woman 1984 wants to tell a new story instead of being just a mere sequel. Factor in numerous other projects, and the latest DC Comics films look like the result of actual proper planning instead of a brisk cash-grab of random ideas being thrown at a wall. Darkseid knows that we don’t need another Justice League-sized fail at this point.

With that change comes a new title for the shared universe of the Distinguished Competition: The Worlds of DC.

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Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, The Worlds of DC signifies the end of an era and the start of a far more focused one. Does that mean that the cinematic universe of director Zack Snyder’s darker vision for the DCEU is dead? Not exactly, but the idea here is that The Worlds of DC can support multiple films and ideas – a cinematic multiverse, if you will. It’s the concept behind several Joker movies which have no link to Suicide Squad or how Michael Bay’s Lobo can drop as many F-bombs as it wants while gutting criminals in space.

Essentially, this is the cinematic equivalent of DC’s Elseworlds imprint that regularly reimagines heroes and villains with new concepts unrelated to each other. I freakin’ love it. It’s an idea that affords DC and Warner Bros. an unprecedented amount of flexibility, the key differentiator between them and Marvel as Disney’s blockbuster franchise may rake in cash but every film essentially needs to be formed according to a certain blueprint, a puzzle piece that fits into a greater whole.

Kind of exciting, isn’t it?

Last Updated: July 26, 2018


  1. So, at first, they were different to MCU which is why they failed.

    Then, they failed because they were trying to copy the MCU.

    Now, they are being different to MCU by making another copy of an MCU.

    Entertainment journos and outlets are gonna have a really good 10 years or so with this.


  2. Brandon van Reenen

    July 23, 2018 at 13:36

    I think the Aquaman movie won’t be great because Roman Reigns is in the starring role.


    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      July 23, 2018 at 13:36

      Don’t you mean, Rowman Rains?


      • Original Heretic

        July 23, 2018 at 13:49

        And you say MY jokes are bad?


        • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

          July 23, 2018 at 14:23

          You took too long on this one so I had to step in on your behalf


          • Original Heretic

            July 23, 2018 at 14:33

            Wow, now that was a poor attempt as redirection.
            Your joke was bad! Own it!

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            July 23, 2018 at 14:49

            I was just trying to keep in line with the theme of Roman Reigns

          • Dresden

            July 23, 2018 at 14:59

            Here, have an upvote. I found it amusing.

  3. QuantumStateMdT

    July 23, 2018 at 14:19

    • Kervyn Cloete

      July 23, 2018 at 14:54

      There hasn’t been anything official, but lots of folks in attendance at SDCC reported seeing and hearing it being used by the DC folks all weekend.


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