Riggan Thomas, a well-known actor who gave life to a legendary super hero known as “Birdman” recently refused any further franchise. Fell into obscurity, he is trying to reinvent itself as a director by adapting a play. Before the premiere events turn out to be a disaster, and the main character has to be replaced due to an accident suffered on stage. Riggan an actor who turns out to be exactly what he needed, but he has difficulty “juggle” between the stage, the new actor’s daughter as troubled as he. Meanwhile, decorated the dish puts a film critic for the New York Times, which Riggan has clashed in the past that a negative review before the premiere.