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Saturday September 30, 2017

DC Is Officially Stepping Away from Its Expanded Cinematic Universe

Warner Bros. and DC will be de-emphasizing the interconnected DC Extended Universe for future films, following a template set by Patty Jenkins’ blockbuster hit Wonder Woman: it’s something that’s been hinted at before, with reports of the standalone Joker prequel and director Matt Reeve’s conflicting statements on whether The Batman would be part of the official connected universe of films, but now DC Entertainment has made the change official.

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DC and Warner have adopted a new strategy: Let’s rethink that whole universe thing. They’re not giving up on the idea of continuity, but they want to deemphasize the idea that all of these flicks are occupying the same space. "Our intention, certainly, moving forward is using the continuity to help make sure nothing is diverging in a way that doesn’t make sense, but there’s no insistence upon an overall story line or interconnectivity in that universe," says Nelson, drawing nods from the top brass around her.