Some of DC Comics’ biggest titans will assemble for the first time on March 25 in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. As unwavering figures in popular culture, it’s little surprise that Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman inspire countless art from the long-time fans who have read their comics and watched them for decades onscreen.
That in mind, to mark the release of the cinematic Justice League, Fandango’s long-running Fan Art program has commissioned five incredible artists to offer their take on DC’s newest era.
First, Orlando Arocena offers up a sharp, dark look at both Batman and Superman, sticking to his signature reflections and shiny surfaces. Under the name mexifunk, Arocena has created variant posters for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Chappie, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Next is Chrissie Zullo’s rendering of the one and only Wonder Woman, a remix of Gal Gadot’s debut image released a few years ago. Zullo is also the cover artist for Vertigo comic series Fables: The Wolf Among Us and for Hack/Slash, Womanthology, and Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love. Her work has appeared in DC Comics, Dark Horse, IDW, Topps, and Harper Collins editions.
Next is Dennis Salvatier with a Golden Age-esque Henry Cavill in flight — or standing on one leg? — as Superman. Salvatier has sketched for Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Century 21, Pacific Sunwear and Coca-Cola.
Check out Tracy Tubera’s manga-inspired Batman, lookin’ amped in his Dark Knight Returns power armor so he can withstand a few jabs from Superman. Otherwise, he would disintegrate and so too would the Justice League movie.
Tubera’s exaggerated shapes and bright colors have made him a Fandango favorite. In the past, he’s been commissioned for Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Jerome Lu, who operates under the name Hyperactive Monkey, is a multimedia artist who makes toys, paintings, and sketches.
With the exception of Arocena’s work, these pieces are generally whimsical interpretations — despite the film’s very dark aesthetic.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice releases everywhere on March 25.