First Images from the Set of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s BIRDMAN Featuring Michael Keaton and a Costumed Superhero

     June 3, 2013


The first images from the set of director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s black comedy Birdman have surfaced, and they’re quite glorious.  The film stars Michael Keaton as an actor who once played an iconic superhero, and now faces troubles with his ego and family as he prepares to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim past glory.  The majority of the film takes place inside a New York City theater, but these photos show Keaton filming a scene on the NYC streets in which he is followed around by his former superhero character.  The superhero is likely a figment of Keaton’s imagination in this particular scene, but the costume for the titular Birdman looks fantastic. I absolutely cannot wait to see Keaton shine in Iñárritu’s first foray into the comedy genre.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Edward NortonNaomi WattsEmma StoneZach GalifianakisAmy Ryan, and Andrea Riseborough.

Here’s the official synopsis for Birdman:

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play.  In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Courtesy of Daily Mail (via CBM).





  • MCP

    I do miss Mr. Keaton, he looks ripe for playing an older Batman, to pass the reign’s to someone else…?


    • RiddleThemThis

      I’d rather just see him playing an old batman who comes out of retirement for one last mission.

  • Frank Zubek

    Looks like a really great film. Can’t wait.

  • Gadzookys

    Harvey Birdman is not going to like this at all. I wouldn’t be surprised if he sued.

    • scheebles

      He could represent himself.

    • thewriteguy

      I wondered this: Does Hanna Barbara own a trademark to “Birdman”? (I Googled and see that there are celebrities who go by that title, too.) This sounds like it could be a Time-Warner Adult Swim movie, or should be (is it?).

    • kps


  • Bryan

    Where’s Dyno Mutt?

  • Hop

    Great cast, premise, and LOOK at that COSTUME! Incredible!

  • Brandon F


  • Del Horton

    Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirdman…and Falcon.

  • oilskeptic

    Those photographs do remind me of Blue Falcon.

  • Q

    This is totally Blue Falcon. LOL! I love it, though.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    His brother plays for the Heat right?

  • Locks Keys

    Make Smyrna easily.

  • tomaf

    ooh, keaton looks nasty. sure that’s not Buster?

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  • Boogy Taranta

    Make Atlanta easily.

  • jj kellers


    city in Az

  • jj kellers


    city in Az