Are the DC Universe Shows a Shared Universe?

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With the DC Universe streaming service already rolling in some areas and the official launch date of September 15th just days away, fans are excited about the potential of the original series coming to the service.

The first live-action series set to premiere is Titans, followed by the spin-off series, Doom Patrol. Sometime in 2019 will see the launch of Swamp Thing from director/producer James Wan. Since, Doom Patrol is a spin-off, it’s obviously in the same universe as Titans. But word has now come out that Swamp Thing might not be connected to those shows.

Swamp Thing writer, Gary Dauberman, recently spoke about the show and the possibility of a crossover:

I think the opportunity is there if we want to [connect the series] but it’s not mandated. I think we could if, in the future, it organically works itself out to be that way. I haven’t discussed that with the guys from Titans and they haven’t discussed it with us.

This might initially disappoint fans, but it sounds more than fair. The DC theatrical films shared universe was forced and didn’t feel organic and the lack of success of those films reflected that approach. The complete opposite can be said about the CW set of DC shows. Those each built on one another to make each show stronger. Plus it sounds as if crossover between Titans and Swamp Thing is not completely off the table, it’s just that everyone involved believes it needs to be done well if done at all.

I think any DC fan can get behind that approach. What are your thoughts? Sign off on the comments below.

Titans premieres on DC Universe on October 12th. Swamp Thing is said to debut sometime in 2019.

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Cameron Tevis

Hi, I'm Cameron Tevis and I've been a comic book, anime and film fan my entire life. While I like Marvel and anime my true love is DC Comics. My father, who was a fan himself, introduced me at a very young age to the amazing characters in DC (especially Hal Jordan Green Lantern). I think it's a fantastic time to be a comic book fan and I'm happy I get to write about the company that I love so much. Besides being a DC fan, I am a designer and I recently started a comic book series of my own called Event Cycle 6 published through Aporian Comics. I recently wrote and directed a short film "The Misadventures of Harley Quinn". And most importantly I am now a father to my beautiful daughter Arya Jade!