For those planning on keeping track of the DC cinematic universe, be sure to start your lists with Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice.

Why that film? Because that's the movie that Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment chief creative officer, believes kicks off the DC universe, at least on film.

Johns made the statement during an interview on the red carpet at the Batman v Superman premiere event and pointed out that this movie is important in the DC universe because it shows DC Comics characters coming together on film for the first time, including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

"We're really excited about the movie," Johns said to ComicBook.com. "To me, it's the first DC universe movie because we see Batman and Superman finally meet and ... some other stuff. So I'm really excited for people to see it."

Note that Johns chose not to include Man of Steel, a movie that many fans would also rather forget. But the DC universe has a lot of exciting plans for its movies, including two upcoming Justice League movies and solo outings for both Aquaman and Wonder Woman.

Unlike Marvel's cinematic universe, though, DC plans on keeping its movie and TV properties separate. Considering how unwieldy Marvel's universe has become, this is probably a smart move.

When it comes to the DC universe, Johns knows what he's talking about: he's written for nearly every character in DC Comics, but more important, he's a fan of those characters.

"As a fan — you're a fan, too, so you know — for all the fans who have read these stories, to see the characters up there for the first time together to me is magic," he said. "The fact that these movies feel like they're based on the comics more than anything else, that's what I'm excited about. We've got Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League, obviously. It's going to be a good run."

Johns' statements also confirm that Suicide Squad, which releases in August, is also part of DC's cinematic universe on the big screen.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premieres in theaters on March 25.

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