In honor of Mexico’s Día de Los Muertos (AKA Day of the Dead), Warner Bros. has partnered with Poster Posse artist Orlando Arocena to create a host of suitably spooky Justice League posters.
There are six in total; one for each of the founding members – namely Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) – while the other is an ensemble piece featuring the Justice League of America.
To celebrate Día de Los Muertos, each costumed crusader is rendered with skull-like face paint, and if you peer close enough, you’ll notice that Bats and Co. have a Spanish word plastered across their lips – “maravilla/wonderful” for Diana Prince; “rey/king” for Arthur Curry, etc – which is a rather fitting nod to what is undoubtedly one of the biggest festivals on the calendar.
It’s also further proof that Justice League is a big-name tentpole hoping to attract a global audience, so it’ll be interesting to see how the end product fares within Central America and its neighboring regions in two weeks’ time.
Oh, and there’s no love shown for Superman, either, which has really been the story of Justice League‘s marketing campaign since its inception. The Man of Steel will return to the fray at some point, of course, given his resurrection was foreshadowed at the tail-end of Dawn of Justice, though it seems those holding out for Black Suit Superman needn’t get their hopes up.
As Warner Bros. continues to clamp down on reactionary tweets – yes, even those told through food-related analogies – it’s unlikely we’ll hear much about Justice League until the review embargo lifts on Wednesday, November 15th. That’s yet to be confirmed, but assuming that due date is correct, and JL‘s embargo remains in place for the next fortnight, comic book fans will be on edge as November 17th looms large.