Emboldened by “Birdman's” box office impact in limited release so far, Fox Searchlight will be expanding the film to nearly 50 more markets this week, bringing its theater count up to 450. Hopefully if it's been elusive for you, the film will finally make it close to your neck of the woods. In the meantime, however, the studio has a fun Throwback Thursday (#tbt) treat for you: the trailer for Riggan Thompson's “Birdman Returns!”
“In 1992, Riggan Thomson makes box office history in 'Birdman Returns,'” the accompanying copy reads at Searclight's official YouTube channel. “It will be another four years before Riggan famously pulls out of 'Birdman 4' and disappears off the face of the planet until reviving his career on Broadway!”
So this is just fun, playfully building on the internal mythology of Alejandro González Iñárritu's film. And obviously 1992 represents the year of “Batman Returns,” “Birdman” star Michael Keaton's last dip into superhero waters.
Take a dive into the “Birdman Returns” trailer below. It's a patchwork, but, again, it's fun.
“Birdman” is now playing in limited release.