BIRDMAN Trailer: Michael Keaton Looks for a Revival in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Latest Film

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Fox Searchlight has released the first Birdman trailer.  Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 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.  Aside from the biographical implications of the story, this teaser trailer has some gorgeous shots, and looks far more fantastical than anything director Alejandro González Iñárritu has done before.  I’m also a huge fan of Keaton, and I can’t wait to see him a dramatic role that puts him front-and-center.

Hit the jump to check out the Birdman trailer.  The film opens on October 17th, and also stars Edward NortonNaomi WattsEmma StoneZach GalifianakisAmy Ryan, and Andrea Riseborough.

Via Fox Searchlight.

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 (Michael 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.

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  • JC

    Looks FUCKING awesome!

  • Stiggs

    A film starring Michael Keaton as a washed up actor longing for the days of playing an iconic superhero…with Edward Norton and Zach Galifianakis?

    I’m in.

  • The Flobbit

    Why am I getting major Watchmen vibes from that costume?

    • Pk

      Because it resembles nite owls costume

    • brNdon

      It reminds me more of the Blue Falcon costume.

  • Matt

    This trailer…is really, really good. Really interesting cinematography – can’t wait to check it out!

  • Guest

    WHAT.

    THE.

    F*CK.

    Was Inarritu stoned when he directed this thing?

  • g

    dunno why but i’m getting some Synecdoche, New York vibes here. this will no doubt be amazing

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    Michael Keaton – the true Batman! Looks awesome. Glad he’s slowly making a comeback. After Batman Returns he kinda faded away for a while. Loved him in The Other Guys.

    • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

      “Don’t go chasing waterfalls.”

      • Dip

        “Cuz i don’t want no scrubs.”

  • Person

    Batman vs. Incredible Hulk, I’m in. Looks like Gwen Stacy makes an appearance, too.

  • calebrcrawford

    I cannot wait. This looks fantastic.

  • NICK НΛRT

    that looks fucking awesome. keaton is the man. that supporting cast is pretty fantastic too

  • DEADP00L

    Omg…I am so watching this movie.

  • DEADP00L

    Omg…I am so watching this movie.

  • Frank

    Hey Keaton… you get that THING I sentcha?

  • Frank

    Hey Keaton… you get that THING I sentcha?

  • Bo

    I don’t know. I saw this trailer on another site and am still suffering huge doubts about it. The trailer wasn’t very enticing to me. I hear this is supposedly a very black comedy and satire and that’s rough to pull off without going over the top which the last bit with Norton seemed to do for me. Still, Inarritu is one of my favorite directors; 21 Grams was one of the best films of the last decade or so IMO, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. I’m also interested as this is his first film without his great writer of his past films so I’m wondering. It’s sure a great cast with Keaton and Norton and Naomi Watts and the always wonderful and talented Amy Ryan. We’ll see. I hope I’m wrong, but I’ve much apprehension about this working.

    • BrandonHeat07

      Actually, the film before this, BIUTIFUL (2010), was the first film Iñarritu did his screen writing partner Guillermo Arriaga.

      • BrandonHeat07

        Actually, the film before this, BIUTIFUL (2010), was the first film Iñarritu did without his screen writing partner, Guillermo Arriaga.

      • Bo

        Yes, you’re right…I’d forgotten about Biutiful. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. Sadly, that film did not work for me so I’ve my personal apprehensions about this latest/newest one. However, I did like Arriaga’s directorial effort titled The Burning Plain with Jennifer Lawrence playing the younger Charlize Theron.

    • BrandonHeat07

      Actually, the film before this, BIUTIFUL (2010), was the first film Iñarritu did his screen writing partner Guillermo Arriaga.

  • derek

    I think its cool that they are doing a storyline like this. Given that Keaton has a batman history. I liked the trailer a lot. It was COOL

  • Kevin Carter

    I’ve been looking forward to this for ages!!

  • Kevin Carter

    I’ve been looking forward to this for ages!!

  • LL

    Ever since I learned that Alejandro, Guillermo, and Alfanso all give each other advice on their projects and help edit their work.. I pretty much trust anything they do.

  • Jarvis Pennyworth

    Serious actors sidelined by their superhero roles, taking out in a pseudo serious take on (what looks like) the actual character Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is based on: Birdman? As dissected by Innaritu??? I’m so there.

  • Jarvis Pennyworth

    Serious actors sidelined by their superhero roles, taking out in a pseudo serious take on (what looks like) the actual character Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is based on: Birdman? As dissected by Innaritu??? I’m so there.

  • Jarvis Pennyworth

    Serious actors sidelined by their superhero roles, taking out in a pseudo serious take on (what looks like) the actual character Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is based on: Birdman? As dissected by Innaritu??? I’m so there.

  • LEM

    “I’m Birdman”

  • LEM

    “I’m Birdman”

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  • Mezmero

    This is way better looking than I thought it would be and it’s funny!

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