Did you notice all those post-credit scenes at the end of ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’? The theory is that the post-credit scenes were hinting at the expansion and upcoming movies in ‘DCEU’.
Wait a minute, what’s DCEU?
DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is a media franchise based around superheroes from DC comics. And they have been releasing movies since 2013 that have been following a storyline.
Well, if you have missed these DCEU movies then don’t worry, we have got you covered. This is the perfect guide on the internet on how to watch DC movies in order in Canada.
Although there is a general order of release date, but to better understand the DC Extended Universe it is recommended to watch the movies in chronological order.
It will help you see how the ripple effects in one movie are reflected in others.
And though you can all these movies by accessing HBO Max in Canada but sadly, Joaquin Pheonix’s Joker and Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy are not a part of DCEU. But, the rest of the DC Universe movies in chronological order are as follows:
DC Movies in Chronological Order
The movie is set in 1918, world war I, when an allied spy chased by Germans crashes on an unknown island inhabited by Amazonian warriors.
After learning about the great war Dianna, Amazonian princess, decides to join the war, in order to put a stop to it.
Wonder Woman 1984
Set nearly half a century after the first film, Wonder Woman 1984 is the second edition to the DCEU.
Working a day job while secretly saving the world, Dianna foils a robbery attempt at the museum, but one artifact is missing, a Dreamstone, a magical stone that granted its holder one wish.
But when one person wishes to become the Dreamstone granting people their wishes but taking what he wants from them, the world ends up at the brink of nuclear destruction.
Man of Steel
Clark Kent realizes that he is not an ordinary person when he starts developing superhuman abilities.
The death of his father, whom he could’ve saved, burdens him with guilt so he decides to travel the world under different aliases to seek the purpose of his life.
An encounter in the Arctic reunites him with his ship that tells Clark his history and how he was sent to earth.
But when the perpetrators of Clark’s home planet decide to invade earth, Clark must decide the side he would be on.
Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
The first movie that has featured Superman and Batman together, it is set eighteen months after Superman’s battle with aliens from his home planet.
During the fight, the cities and infrastructure gets damaged a lot, along with many people being killed and many more being injured.
Because of this chaos, Batman believes Superman to be a threat to the world. In order to subdue Superman, if needed, Batman creates weapons using kryptonite, Superman’s weakness. But the turn of events brings Batman and Superman face to face.
After Superman’s death, the world is prone to all kinds of threats. This is when an intelligence officer creates a task force consisting of criminals and villains with superpowers (in prison) to fight the threats. In order to control them, a bomb is planted at the base of their skull that will initiate if they don’t comply. In return for their service, the criminals get reduced prison sentences.
Thousands of years ago Steppenwolf attacked the earth but was defeated and chased off by warriors of earth.
But the death of superman gave a signal that allowed him to return to earth.
After realizing the upcoming threat, Batman and Wonder Woman decide to gather a group of individuals with extraordinary powers in order to build a defense force against the invading aliens, while trying to revive Superman.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
The first Justice League was supposed to be directed by Zack Snyder, but due to family complications, he had to abandon the post-production which was taken up by another director.
The first film received mixed reviews because of which Warner Bros decided to bring Zack Snyder back after many fans expressed interest in it.
The film was critically acclaimed and praised for its better editing, better character development, and storyline.
After the death of the king of Atlantis, the new king (his son) vows to wage a war against the people of earth by uniting all the sea creatures.
To save the earth, a man (offspring of queen of Atlantis) must embrace his mother’s heritage and fight for the throne, in order to defeat the new king and bring peace between the two nations.
Chosen by the ancient wizard to be his successor, a teenage boy is granted superpowers whenever he says ‘Shazam’. The boy transforms into an adult superhero, who can fly and have super strength.
When done being a superhero, he can say ‘Shazam’ again and return to his teenage self.
But being the successor, he must also face the evils that worked against the ancient wizard.
Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)
4 years after Suicide Squad, Joker breaks up with Harley Quinn.
Doing so she is abandoned by the protection by the Joker and the crime lords of the city gang up against her to take revenge for all the things that happened in the past.
Meanwhile, Harley becomes acquainted with Cassandra, a young pickpocket who steals a diamond and eats it.
The diamond has a bank account engraved on it that has the Bertinelli family’s fortune.
While the criminals of the city are in pursuit of Cassandra, Harley along with other women team up to save Cassandra from the criminals.
The Suicide Squad
After a power struggle in Corto Maltese, the US-friendly regime is overthrown and is replaced by an anti-US one.
Task Force X, known as Suicide Squad, is assembled to infiltrate and destroy Jotunheim, a Nazi-era laboratory that holds a top-secret experiment known as ‘Project Starfish’.
But when the team reaches there they find that ‘Project Starfish’ is much more than they had anticipated.
These were the DC Extended Universe movies in chronological order. But this is not the only order that you can see the movies. You can binge them according to their release date too.
DC Movies According To Release Dates
- Man of Steel (2013)
- Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
- Suicide Squad (2016)
- Wonder Woman (2017)
- Justice League (2017)
- Aquaman (2018)
- Shazam! (2019)
- Birds of Prey (2020)
- Wonder Woman (1984)
- Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
- The Suicide Squad (2021)
As the DCEU is expanding there are many upcoming movies that you need to watch out for
- Black Adam
- The Flash
- Aquaman 2
- Shazam! Fury of the Gods