If you were among those fans who felt that the latest poster and banner for Warner Bros.' incoming Justice League looked a little bit like the work of a popular comic book artist, well, you weren't wrong!
Following the poster's debut at Comic-Con International, photographer Clay Enos confirmed what many fans suspected. Namely, that he found inspiration in the work of Alex Ross when shooting the Justice League cast for their new poster.
"I first saw this painting as part of the @AymanHariri's #impossiblecollection and it inspired me to shoot our gang in the same style," Enos explained on Vero. "I used this exact image as my reference for what became the latest JL poster. I simply had the idea and took the initiative to pay homage to Alex Ross by making a few quick portraits in that distinctive light. I'm so glad the WB marketing team ran with them. I love it!"
The image Enos refers to is an Alex Ross painting familiar to longtime DC Comics readers. The piece, featuring the Silver Age Justice League, was originally released as a cover for the 2005 series Justice, written by Ross and Jim Kreuger with interior art by Ross and Doug Braithwaite. Ross employed a similar technique years earlier on his covers for his and writer Mark Waid's Kingdom Come, one of the most popular storylines in DC Comics history.
Arriving Nov. 17, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.