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First Look: Michael Keaton Haunted by 'Birdman' Superhero Past

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June 3, 2013
Source: The Daily Mail

Birdman

With films like 21 Grams, Babel and Amores Perros in his past, director Alejando González Iñárritu is one of my favorite directors. So it's no secret his comedy Birdman is already one of my most anticipated future films. Why? Well, it features former Batman star Michael Keaton playing a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he decides to take on a Broadway play based on a short story by Raymond Chandler in order to reclaim past glory. It's got an intriguing meta angle and the cast also features Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton and Zach Galifianakis. And now some first look photos have emerged showing a disheveled Keaton, seemingly haunted by his superhero alter ego, Birdman. Look now!

Here are some of the first look photos from Alejando González Iñárritu's Birdman, via The Daily Mail:

Birdman

Birdman

Birdman

Now, these are paparazzi photos, but we chose to post them above because of the high quality and hint at what kind of story we're dealing with. Most set photos are sloppy, blurry and caught from a far away angle. But when we look at these photos, they feel like officially released publicity stills. Keaton looks like he might be going a little crazy, probably hallucinating his Birdman form (which looks cheesy and cool). If you go look at some of the other photos, you'll see Keaton in a harness raising him into the air, likely as part of his hallucination. We'll have more on Alejando González Iñárritu's Birdman very soon, so stay tuned. Cool?

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  • Nielsen700
    So awesome.
  • Linkfx
    His writing collaborator on 21 Grams/Babel/Amores Perros aka Burning Plains director whatshisname not coming back for this I'm assuming?
    • http://www.quanahblogs.com/ Quanah
      I checked IMDB. Looks like the answer is unfortunately "no." :/
  • http://www.quanahblogs.com/ Quanah
    Can't wait to see this.
  • DAVIDPD
    That costume is great.
  • http://twitter.com/davide_coppola Davide Coppola
    Silliest costume I've ever seen.
  • N.
    I forgot about this project! Now I'll be sure to remember it!
  • http://www.facebook.com/uribefilm Diaz Vic
    Iniarritu doing a quasi-comic book hero tale?! Holy Shit! Gonna be interesting.
  • David Banner
    And yet....you choose not to show the high quality photos of Electro?
  • cobrazombie
    Not the same first look of this movie I saw over at TMZ. Keaton walking the streets in just his white underpants. (Jon Hamm has nothing to worry about.)
  • Karolina Jones
    Awesome!

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