It's fair to say that Warner Bros' plans for a shared DC cinematic universe haven't quite panned out the way they hoped.
Panned is certainly the operative word based on how every film bar Wonder Woman has been received, but there's renewed hope for the upcoming Batman solo outing.
Director Matt Reeves recently confirmed that he's clearing out the belfry and starting from scratch on the project - tentatively titled The Batman and pencilled in for 2019 - which likely means we're in for a straight-up reboot.
The War for the Planet of the Apes filmmaker has fed Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns‘s script thrown into the shredder and revealed plans to tell "a new story", and this could be the best thing to happen to the Caped Crusader on film since Christopher Nolan rebooted the series in 2005.
The return to the drawing board has put every confirmed detail about the project in doubt, particularly Joe Manganiello's casting as the villainous Deathstroke and even Affleck's mooted return to the cape and cowl.
But that might not be such a bad thing for the project as the potential of a rebooted Batman is pretty much limitless.