Clay Enos, the photographer who took the shots for the poster, confirmed his inspiration in a post on Vero.
“I first saw this painting as part of the Ayman Hariri’s Impossible Collection and it inspired me to shoot our gang in the same style,” Enos said, referring to Ross’s painting of the Justice League for the 2005 Justice comic book series seen below and to the DC Comics collection of a billionaire. “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!”
Ross is an Eisner-award winning artist known for his distinctive statuesque painting of superheroes. He’s primarily known for working on covers but has done interior artwork for fan-favorite miniseries such as DC Comics’ Kingdom Come and Marvel’ Marvels. Ross achieves a level of photorealism in his work by photographing models posed in costumes similar to the heroes he is recreating.
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In Justice League, 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 is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.
Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.
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