‘Birdman Returns’ Trailer: Watch Michael Keaton in a Fake Trailer for the Movie Within a Movie
You've seen the trailers and clips for 'Birdman,' the new film starring Michael Keaton as an actor who used to star in superhero movies and is now trying to take his career in a different, more serious direction by staging what he hopes will be a very successful and well-received play. And now you can watch a fake trailer for 'Birdman Returns,' the movie within the movie, starring Keaton's Riggan Thomson as the Birdman superhero, with echoes of Batman, obviously -- although it seems a bit more Joel Schumacher Batman than Tim Burton Batman.
Fox Searchlight even added this description to the YouTube page to support the trailer in honor of Throwback Thursday:
#TBT: in 1992, Riggan Thomson makes box office history in BIRDMAN RETURNS. It will be another 4 years before Riggan famously pulls out of BIRDMAN 4 and disappears off the face of the planet until reviving his career on Broadway!
We have to admire the commitment to the fake trailer, which does legitimately look like it was pulled straight off of a VHS tape from 1992 and uploaded to YouTube. More marketing like this, please.