You never know what’s going to delay a major Hollywood production, but there is always something. Sometimes it’s conflicting schedules, sometimes it’s creative differences, but in the case of Warner Bros. Justice League, this might be the first time a multi-billion dollar franchise has to face off against a mustache. That’s right, folks, Henry Cavill’s mustache is causing quite the ruckus at DC, who need a clean shaven Cavill for the Justice League reshoots in London and LA.
As you may have heard, Cavill is playing the villain in Christopher McQuarrie’s upcoming Mission: Impossible 6, and there’s something in his contract that literally forbids him from shaving his mustache. Unfortunately, a mustachio’d Superman isn’t exactly in the cards for DC at the moment, so the post-production crew is actually going to spend time and money on digitally removing the hair from Cavill’s mug. Just imagine how annoyed you’d be if you worked your ass off to be able to do VFX work for the Justice League movie – basically the greatest honor there is for FX artists – and you’re told that your top priority is getting rid of that damn mustache!
Am I the only one who thinks a scruffy Supes is perfect for Justice League? I mean, just imagine coming back from the dead and realizing you’re immediately going to be thrust into a battle for the fate of mankind. I get that he can shave with his fingernails (which are already going to be super long from the whole, you know, death thing) or heat vision, but wouldn’t you want people to know that you suffered six feet under by showing them your death beard? I guess it doesn’t matter as long as there isn’t a half-second delay on the bottom half of Cavill’s face every time he moves or opens his mouth.
Mission Impossible 6 director Christopher McQuarrie responded to the “controversy” on Twitter:
In exactly one year you’ll understand: The only way to keep a fake ‘stache on Henry Cavill would be a liberal dose of staples. #MI6 07.27.18
— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) July 25, 2017
Cavill also responded to the news, taking a stand against the persecution of mustaches everywhere!
Dear followers, it is time to finally set the record straight in this moustache fiasco. Pictured above, is not a set on MI6 but is in fact the latest in a series of weapons being designed by Warner Bros and Paramount Studios to combat the entity known as "Henry Cavill's Moustache". There has been no discussion over whether to shave or not to shave for the JL reshoots, simply a relentless campaign to put an end to the seemingly inexorable conquest of this despotic 'stache. It is not a question of IF I should shave – it is a question of how can we possibly be victorious against such a beast without bringing our own doom raining down upon us. #MI6 #JusticeLeague #HenryCavillsMoustache #HopeIsAllWeHaveLeft #MoustacheImpossible
Justice League (hopefully) hits theaters on November 17th, 2017!
Images: Paramount, DC, Warner Bros
Source: The Wrap