Following a rather tumultuous start to their cinematic journey, DC has officially rebranded their shared universe, and they’ve got the footage to prove it.
This afternoon, Warner Bros. had a helluva time in the spotlight of San Diego Comic-Con, unleashing the first trailer for Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and casting a spell over the Hall H faithful with some Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald footage, but it wasn’t until the comic book giant took to the stage that the “largest convention of its kind in the world” really earned the title.
Before delighting the crowd with the first teaser for Shazam!, sharing some unpolished Wonder Woman 1984 footage and finally making the big splash everyone had been waiting for, on account of the first trailer for Aquaman, the divisive shared cinematic universe, colloquially referred to as the DCEU, finally took care of that rebranding we’ve heard so much about.
That’s right, the DCEU will no longer be referred to as such, and will henceforth be known as Worlds of DC.
Prior to the releasing of their barrage of superhero footage, Warner Bros.’ Hall H panel began with an introductory segment in which they welcomed the no longer disgruntled fanbase to the Worlds of DC, making this the first time DC and WB have bestowed a name unto their interwoven comic book IPs.
Unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Warner Bros. has no intention of utilizing a shared continuity for their DC properties, which, as of next month, will also include DC Universe. That’s right, the video on demand service owned and operated by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Networks will hopefully jump-start Worlds of DC later this year with Titans, which also got its first trailer at Comic-Con this week.