MustacheGate is Superman's new Kryptonite.
Henry Cavill is in "Justice League" as Clark Kent/Superman, who has no mustache. That was not a problem until the scheduling of "Justice League" reshoots overlapped with his filming for "Mission: Impossible 6." In that film, he does have a pretty sweet 'stache, and chin scruff. Much ado was made over "Justice League" having to digitally remove Cavill's mustache for the movie. The actor himself had a lot of fun with the idea on social media, in response to the chatter.
But now "Justice League" is out, and many fans (including some who were probably looking for issues, knowing Cavill's mustache was a factor) were thrown by the result:
I don't understand the complaints. The cgi removal of Henry Cavill's mustache is barely noticeable. pic.twitter.com/nKoUrqj6y8— Connor Behrens (@ConnorFilm) November 17, 2017
My older brother won't stop sending me a weird ass picture of Superman/Henry Cavill from Justice League where they tried to remove his mustache with CGI so I'd like to share it!!! pic.twitter.com/zVxKILEShs— nina (@ninatvs) November 17, 2017
I wish Justice League was just a full length documentary about how Henry Cavill had to keep a full mustache during reshoots that they had to CGI out— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 15, 2017
JUSTICE LEAGUE EXEC: We can just CGI Henry Cavill's mustache out it will be fine and not look weird at all— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 17, 2017
HENRY CAVILL: pic.twitter.com/Ag41j6LbPn
I've been thinking about this too much, but this is all I've been thinking about.— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) November 17, 2017
Like, why didn't "Justice League" make dark Superman the villain?! That would've been a waaaaaay more powerful story. And you know a great way to signify that someone is kinda shady? STACHE.— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) November 17, 2017
At one point in justice league, Wonder Woman goes over towards Batman all flirty to start nursing his wounds, and the girl in the theater next to me loudly went "oh no"— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 17, 2017
Henry Cavill's mustache could not be contained by mere human CGI pic.twitter.com/TnxdpbeNVT— Zack (@Blankzilla) November 16, 2017
Find someone who looks at you the way Henry Cavill looks with his mustache CGI'd out pic.twitter.com/2sR8VstKPB— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) November 17, 2017
Drink every time you can spot Henry Cavill's CGI mustache mouth.— Emma Williams (@thatemmaline) November 17, 2017
so where's the b roll of everyone in JUSTICE LEAGUE struggling to keep straight faces while acting around Henry Cavill's mustache— Emma Stefansky (@stefabsky) November 17, 2017
After seeing a twitter review, I am tempted to watch Justice League just to see how the digitally erased mustache on Henry Cavill looked like. ??— Celia Chung (@CeliaSee) November 15, 2017
Yeah, maybe this will actually boost the box office?
If you're curious how one erases facial hair on screen, Business Insider got the inside scoop from some visual effects experts.
"Mission: Impossible 6" -- starring Henry Cavill's un-shaveable mustache -- is scheduled to open in theaters on July 27th, 2018. "Justice League" is now in theaters.
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