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Warner Bros. Says that Term “DC Extended Universe” Isn’t Official

Warner Bros. Says that Term “DC Extended Universe” Isn’t Official

Although most fans have been freely using the term DC Extended Universe to discuss te cinematic adaptation of DC comic characters, stories that include Wonder Woman, The Joker, Suicide Squad, Justice League, and a cadre of other upcoming features, Warner Bros. has now come down with some serious rain on the parade.

Vulture was doing an interview with DC Films President Geoff Johns in which they told the outlet that the name was not official and that no one at Warner used it. Vulture then pieced together the mystery and found out that the term actually originated in a piece on Entertainment Weekly, the writer of which, Keith Staskiewicz, confessed: “It was my own phrasing when I used it in the story. Just seemed like the kind of thing they’d call it!,” Staskiewicz said. “I just looked back on the piece now and noticed the (in-my-mind) sardonic little trademark symbol I gave it. Whoops.”

Well, the term has certainly caught on and given how…extended the character universe is becoming, I have a hard time imagining anyone backing away from it any time soon!

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film ‘The Lost Weekend’ is pure coincidence

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