Superman’s Freeze Breath In Justice League Was Part Of Zack Snyder’s Cut


While we sift through the latest deluge of Snyder cut mythos, storyboard artist Jay Oliva – who’s been a veritable treasure trove of DCEU minutia, mind you – has taken to Twitter once again and confirmed that he was the man behind Superman and his lacklustre freeze breath depicted in the climax of Justice League.

During a lengthy, makeshift Q&A on the aforementioned social media platform, Oliva responded to user @vinaldo7 – who was willing to wager that the Snyder cut would’ve featured “mad shit in that final battle,” instead of “freeze breath that wouldn’t even make it onto the CW” – and revealed that he not only “liked the freeze breath,” but it was also “one of the shots” he drew.

Given that the CGI of Justice League is amongst the primary detriments the fandom took issue with upon its release, which is best exemplified by the moustache that almost sent the web into a tizzy, it’s pretty surprising that Kal-El’s iffy icy expiration was included in the concept art created for the Snyder cut.

Then again, it’s entirely possible that following his departure from the DCEU – whether he was relieved of his duties or withdrew voluntarily – the freeze breath sequence intended for use by Zack was deadened, or, more likely, reworked completely.

Speaking of which, with San Diego Comic-Con still roughly a month away, we half expect the fabled Snyder cut of Justice League to be rolled out or, at the very least, await confirmation that Zack’s called Warner Bros.’ bluff and will foot the bill to complete the director’s cut. After all, Oliva disclosed earlier this week that although “it may not be 100% polished…all of the scenes Zack envisioned was shot and exists in one form or another.” That’s far from concrete proof that we’ll see it surface one day, but we live in hope.

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