The idea of the DC Extended Universe may be coming to an end. While Marvel's Cinematic Universe only grows bigger and more interconnected every year, DC now says they're taking the opposite approach.


In an ​interview with Vulture, DC bosses Geoff Johns and Diane Nelson promised a significant change to how they'll approach future films. In short, they won't be nearly as intertwined as "Batman v. Superman" and "Suicide Squad" were.

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"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," Nelson said.


They point out that "Wonder Woman" already proved the new approach would work. Story-wise, it wasn't connected to the other films at all, other than a small reference to "BvS." It was by far summer's biggest hit


Johns revealed that "Aquaman" would be similar. "The movie's not about another movie. Some of the movies do connect the characters together, like 'Justice League.' But, like with 'Aquaman,' our goal is not to connect 'Aquaman' to every movie."

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That may be disappointing to DC fans who were hoping the company would build their own epic overarching story like Marvel's, but it could lead to better films being made. 


At this point, anything DC can do to differentiate themselves from Marvel can only help them.


"Moving forward, you'll see the DC movie universe being a universe, but one that comes from the heart of the filmmaker who's creating them," Johns said.