Photographer Confirms Alex Ross Inspired Justice League Poster

Photographer Confirms Alex Ross Inspired Justice League Poster

Hours before releasing the latest Justice League trailer, WB unleashed a new poster across its social media pages. Fans were instantly in awe of it, and many took note of something interesting. The poster seemed to have been heavily inspired by artist Alex Ross, whose work is world renowned for its beautiful stylization. Even Ross himself noticed the similarities between the poster and his past work on Justice League books.

Clay Enos, the photographer who captured the image of the live-action League is speaking out. Yes, Alex Ross did inspire the poster. On his Vero account (via CBR), Enos said:

“I first saw this painting as part of the @Ayman⁠Hariri’s #impossiblecollection and it inspired me to shoot our gang in the same style. 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!”

Justice League image from 2005's Justice series
Silver Age Justice League from 2005’s Limited Series ‘Justice’

Enos’ inspiration comes from the image of the Silver Age Justice League above, featured in the limited series Justice. The series launched in 2005, and was written by Jim Kreuger and Alex Ross; Ross and Doug Braithwaite provided the artwork.

The poster released during San Diego Comic-Con is below:

Justice League SDCC poster 17
Image Courtesy of Clay Enos/Warner Bros.

Perhaps more Justice League posters like it will emerge as the film’s release draws near.

“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

Justice League opens in theaters on November 17.

Images: Alex Ross/DC Comics


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