updated 06/13/2014 AT 11:50 AM ET
•originally published 06/13/2014 AT 10:45 AM ET
The Batman cape belongs to Ben Affleck now, so Michael Keaton has found a new superhero to play on the big screen. His name is Birdman.
But Birdman isn’t the average masked avenger story; the film’s teaser trailer is clear about that. This frenetic first look into the black comedy offers explosions, Emma Stone, giant birds and a little half-naked power walking. Backed by a stripped-down version of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy,” Birdman’s trailer sets the mood for a bizarre and vivid journey helmed by the manic mind of Keaton’s character.
Directed by Alejandro Gonzélez Iñérritu, the movie follows the life of Riggan Thomson (Keaton), a washed-up actor once famous for portraying the film’s titular superhero. In an effort to kick-start his career again, Riggan is trying to mount a Broadway play, while also picking up the pieces of his personal life. Along with Keaton and Stone, Birdman’s cast also includes Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton and Naomi Watts.
Check out the trailer above.
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