Superheroes have always been characters who deal with adversity and learn to beat their obstacles and triumph in the end. In this way, children who are sick or suffering from disabilities often times represent the greatness in all superheroes. The way they are able to overcome the odds through perseverance can be as inspiring as anything the Justice League can do.
In his latest photo series, photographer Josh Rossi wanted to focus on these kids, who despite their illnesses are fighting just like their favorite Justice League heroes. In an interview with Babble, Rossi noted that the inspiration for the shoot came from wanting the kids featured to be representative of the heroes they admired:
“I decided that I needed to find the REAL superheroes out there, and do a photo shoot of them, we wanted the kids to have similar traits or stories as the superheroes.”
Rossi’s heartwarming photo shoot was noticed by Justice League director Zack Snyder, who liked the video featuring the portrait reveals. Photographer Clay Enos was happy to have his work shared by the director, as you can check out in the Tweet below.
— Clay Enos (@ClayEnos) August 23, 2017
You can check out the video of the Justice League kids below.
Here’s the official synopsis for the Justice League movie:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.