No, Marvel aren't scraping the barrel just yet. As this latest trailer attests, Alejandro González Iñárritu's dark comedy is anything but capes and camp.
Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance - we don't know why it needs two titles either) sees Michael Keaton play a washed up old superhero actor looking to reinvigorate his career with a new Broadway show. Lucid, tense and deeply trippy, tensions mount as the production nears its opening night and the aged actor loses his grip on reality.
With a ridiculously talented cast - including Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan and Zach Galifianakis - Iñárritu looks to have brewed the perfect antidote for those sick of the superhero craze. Check out the trailer for a warped peek at things to come.
Birdman arrives in cinemas 2 January 2015
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