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The DCEU Is Still '100 Percent' Connected, Says Geoff Johns

The DC extended universe may not be an official name, but it is still in tact. DC Films head Geoff Johns responded to recent reports that the DCEU would be focusing more on individual stories than on the universe as a whole, saying that the movies are still "100 percent" connected.

DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson got some people worried last week when she gave an interview to Vulture saying that the company would be learning from the success of Wonder Woman, focusing on the standalone stories in their future films as opposed to the overall universe. Nelson said that the company's intention 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." 

Johns also commented on that story, saying, "[Wonder Woman is] not about another movie. Some of the movies do connect characters together, like Justice League. But, like with Aquaman, our goal is not to connect Aquaman to every movie." "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," added Nelson.

Together, the pair's comments were taken by some fans to mean that the DCEU would no longer be connected, with the standalone stories taking part in separate universes. While DC is pursuing a currently unnamed side label that will have non-DCEU movies, the rest will remain firmly connected, as Johns made clear when responding to a fan on Twitter.

Johns' clarifying comments should be reassuring to many fans. The DCEU will get a big jolt of connectivity when Justice League, which will unite its biggest heroes to fight against the evil Steppenwolf, hits theaters on Nov. 17.