It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, weirdos, it’s actually a bunch of Birdman posters! (And you should probably get your eyes checked. A plane? Really?) Because as the story goes: Birdman watches over us all. He is a hero in the night, the one with all the answers, for everyone, always. …Or at least that’s what we assume, all things considered.
The Michael Keaton-starrer from Alejandro González Iñárritu opens as a limited release on October 17 in several cities throughout North America and in order to promote the thing, they’ve crafted up these super-swell posters, brought to us all via the folks over at Badass Digest. Very likely an homage to those cities that will have the opportunity to peep the project first, each one takes a minimalist stab at replicating an iconic aspect of the city in question. Like New York’s gargoyles, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Seattle’s Space Needle, the Capitol in DC, and Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood sign.
For those of you unaware as to what in the heck this Birdman film is all about, allow us to explain its meta nature, letting it wash over you and your understanding of the man, the myth, the multiplicity, Michael Keaton: Riggan Thompson is an out-of-work actor haunted by the character tied up with his own image — Birdman — afraid that the part has essentially swallowed his identity whole. So he puts on a play (natch!) in order to try and recalibrate his life, with very dramatic results.
Obviously, we’re pretty keen on it — and the posters are great, too, aren’t they?
Oh, oh, oh, also: Badass Digest is also hosting a giveaway for the physical posters on their site on Monday, if you’re into free stuff.
So — who’s planning to check out Birdman when it hits theaters? Let us hear your caws in the comments.