Michael Keaton's movie roles have been few and far between on the big screen in recent years, and now he's back in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s black comedy, Birdman.

The movie centres on the life of Riggan Thomson (Keaton), a washed-up actor once famous for portraying the film's titular superhero.

In an attempt to get his career back on track, Riggan is trying to create a Broadway play, while also trying to get his life in order.

Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton and Naomi Watts will also star alongside Keaton in the movie.

Birdman is set for release on January 2nd, 2015.