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