Media franchises similar to or like DC Extended Universe

Unofficial term used to refer to an American media franchise and shared universe that is centered on a series of superhero films, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and based on characters that appear in American comic books by DC Comics. Wikipedia

  • Marvel Cinematic Universe

    American media franchise and shared universe centered on a series of superhero films, independently produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters that appear in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The franchise also includes comic books, short films, television series, and digital series. Wikipedia

  • DC Universe

    Fictional shared universe where most stories in American comic book titles published by DC Comics take place. DC superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Martian Manhunter, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Booster Gold, Captain Atom and Wonder Woman are from this universe, and it also contains well-known supervillains such as Lex Luthor, the Joker, Brainiac, Professor Zoom, Mister Mind, Black Adam, Sinestro, Deathstroke, Anti-Monitor and Darkseid. Wikipedia

  • The Conjuring Universe

    American media franchise and shared universe centered on a series of supernatural horror films, produced by New Line Cinema, The Safran Company and Atomic Monster Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The films present a dramatization of the real-life cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent yet controversial cases of haunting. Wikipedia

  • MonsterVerse

    American multimedia franchise and shared fictional universe that is centered on a series of monster films featuring Godzilla and King Kong, produced by Legendary Entertainment and co-produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Godzilla , a reboot of the Godzilla franchise, which was followed by Kong: Skull Island (2017), a reboot of the King Kong franchise, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). Wikipedia

  • Arrowverse

    American media franchise and shared fictional multiverse that is centered on various television series primarily airing on The CW and web series airing on CW Seed. The series were developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns, Ali Adler, Phil Klemmer, and Caroline Dries, and based on characters appearing in publications by DC Comics. Wikipedia

  • Marvel Universe

    Fictional universe where the stories in most American comic book titles and other media published by Marvel Comics take place. Super-teams such as the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Defenders, the Inhumans, the Eternals, and many Marvel superheroes live in this universe, including characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Wolverine, the Hulk, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, the Wasp, the Punisher, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Deadpool, Blade, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Storm, Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock, Shang-Chi, Nova, and numerous others. Wikipedia

  • Indian superhero media franchise consisting of TV series, comic books and films. Shaktimaan, which was produced by Mukesh Khanna and directed by Dinkar Jani and Vikram Veturi. Wikipedia

  • Friday the 13th (franchise)

    American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television series, novels, comic books, video games, and tie‑in merchandise. The franchise mainly focuses on the fictional character Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Wikipedia

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise)

    American horror franchise that consists of nine slasher films, a television series, novels, and comic books. The films began with the film A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) created by Wes Craven. Wikipedia

  • Hit-Girl & Kick-Ass

    British-American media franchise based on the adventures of real life superheroes of the same name. It began in 2008 with the Marvel comic Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years, with two stand-alone sequel series, Kick-Ass: The New Girl and Hit-Girl, following in 2018. Wikipedia

  • The Purge

    American media franchise centered on a series of dystopian action horror films distributed by Universal Pictures and produced by Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes, mainly created by James DeMonaco. Annual national holiday known as the Purge, in which all crimes, including murder are legal for a 12-hour period. Wikipedia

  • American media franchise produced by Marvel Animation based on characters from Marvel Comics. The franchise focuses on the Secret Warriors, a diverse team of teenage superheroes who must band together to defend the world from powerful threats. Wikipedia

  • Planet of the Apes

    American science fiction media franchise consisting of films, books, television series, comics, and other media about a world in which humans and intelligent apes clash for control. Based on French author Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel La Planète des singes, translated into English as Planet of the Apes or Monkey Planet. Wikipedia

  • Disney media franchise comprising a film series and additional media. The success of the original 1994 American animated feature, The Lion King, directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, led to a direct-to-video sequel, a spin-off movie, a 2019 film remake, a television film sequel, two spin-off television series, three educational shorts, several video games, merchandise, and the third-longest-running musical in Broadway history, which garnered six Tony Awards including Best Musical. Wikipedia

  • Rambo (franchise)

    American media franchise centered on a series of action films. There have been five films released so far in the series: First Blood (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988), Rambo (2008) and Rambo: Last Blood (2019). Wikipedia

  • Monsters, Inc. (franchise)

    CGI animated film series and Disney media franchise that began with the 2001 film, of the same name, produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Followed by a prequel film, Monsters University, released in 2013. Wikipedia

  • American media franchise created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard including a comic book series, television series, web series, films, novels, video games, and various other media such as audio books and sound tracks. The Walking Dead AMC franchise originates from the comic book series of the same name. Wikipedia

  • Fictional shared universe and animated media franchise based on the Transformers franchise by Hasbro and Takara-Tomy. * Transformers: Rescue Bots Wikipedia

  • The Lego Movie (franchise)

    American media franchise based on Lego construction toys. Directed and written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Wikipedia

  • How to Train Your Dragon

    American media franchise from DreamWorks Animation and loosely based on the eponymous series of children's books by British author Cressida Cowell. It consists of three feature films: How to Train Your Dragon (2010), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019). Wikipedia

  • Disney media franchise comprising a film series and additional media. Based on the tale of the same name, and was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. Wikipedia

  • Alien vs. Predator (franchise)

    Science-fiction horror/action media franchise created by comic book writers Randy Stradley and Chris Warner. Crossover between the Alien and Predator franchises, depicting the two species as being in conflict with one another. Wikipedia

  • Animated media franchise produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures, consisting of four feature films, thirteen short films, and additional merchandise. It centers on Gru, a reformed super-villain (who later becomes a father and secret agent), his yellow-colored Minions; his three adoptive daughters, Margo, Edith and Agnes, and his wife, Lucy Wilde. Wikipedia

  • Star Wars

    American epic space-opera media franchise created by George Lucas. The franchise began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon. Wikipedia

  • The Matrix (franchise)

    American media franchise created by the Wachowskis. The series primarily consists of a trilogy of science fiction action films beginning with The Matrix (1999) and continuing with two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both in 2003), all written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Joel Silver. Wikipedia

  • Predator (franchise)

    Science-fiction action media franchise centered on the film series depicting mankind's encounters with a race of extraterrestrial trophy hunters known as "the Predator". Followed by three sequels, Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010), and The Predator (2018), directed by Stephen Hopkins, Nimród Antal, and Shane Black, respectively. Wikipedia

  • Halloween (franchise)

    American horror franchise that consists of eleven films, as well as novels, comic books, merchandise, and a video game. Committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his sister, Judith Myers. Wikipedia

  • American media franchise primarily consisting of an animated comedy film series produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The series tells the story of the eponymous arcade game villain named Wreck-It Ralph, who rebels against his "bad guy" role and dreams of becoming a hero. Wikipedia

  • CGI animated film series and Disney media franchise that began with the 2003 film of the same name, produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Followed by a sequel, Finding Dory, released in 2016. Wikipedia

  • Alien (franchise)

    Science-fiction horror/action media franchise centered on the film series depicting warrant officer Ellen Ripley and her battles with an extraterrestrial lifeform, commonly referred to as "the Alien". Followed by three sequels, Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997), directed by James Cameron, David Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, respectively. Wikipedia

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