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The DC Extended Universe is Dead...Long Live the Worlds of DC?

Hey, remember how the whole “DC Extended Universe” thing was never actually official and never used by Warner Brothers? Well, it turns out that they were just waiting to think up a better name and now they have: “the Worlds of DC.”

This comes from, of course, San Diego Comic-Con, where DC’s Hall H panel was branded with “Welcome to the Worlds of DC.” Unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the “Worlds of DC” sounds like it encompasses more than one universe, like, say, a multiverse, which makes sense given that the Joker origin movie is set to take place in a different universe than MOS/Suicide Squad/Wonder Woman/Justice League universe.

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Which is all to say that, somehow, Marvel and DC have ended up in the same place their comic book companies were at forty years ago: Marvel has a lot of characters in the same universe, while DC has a lot of alternate Earths that might make it confusing for new readers.

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