Robert Pattinson's take on the Caped Crusader arrived in cinemas on March 4, with the Dark Knight taking on the twist Riddler, played by Paul Dano.
Batman films, Pat Hingle and Michael Gough reprise their roles of Commissioner Gordon and Alfred Pennyworth, respectively.
However, the project has undergone a major shift since then, with Affleck dropping out first as director and then completely and the screenplay being substantially altered.
Christian Bale stars as Batman in the Nolan trilogy.
In the scene where Batman discusses possible team names he mentions Fox Force Five, which is the name of 's failed television pilot mentioned in.
Since the film is the first in a new series which will reportedly be a trilogy , there is no back story to worry about.