I mustache you a question, does Superman actor Henry Cavill look better with or without a mustache?
Well, your opinion ultimately doesn’t matter. Whether you liked it or not, Justice League producers have decided that Superman looks much better without a mustache. (Probably because the character has never had one.) As a result, the stache will be “digitally removed in post-production,” according to Variety.
(Oh, by the way, if you hadn’t already suspected, Superman is in this movie, despite not being in any of the trailers thus far.)
So this begs the question: If the mustache is going to be digitally altered out, why does Cavill have it to begin with? Well at the same time Cavill is shooting for Justice League, he is also finishing up his scenes for the next Mission: Impossible movie. In that film, Cavill is required to have a mustache and as a result, he wasn’t able to shave it while filming both movies at once.
If that’s truly the case, Cavill’s mustache better play a significant role in the Mission: Impossible movie or else this whole thing is ridiculously silly and expensive.
— Da7e Gonzales (@Da7e) July 24, 2017
But let’s get back to Justice League, since these reshoots are actually a big deal.
Variety reports that there are currently approximately $25 million worth of reshoots being conducted over two months in London and Los Angeles, with Joss Whedon taking over as director for Zack Snyder. That’s a ton of money and time for reshoots and way more than what is typically part of a movie production. Typically, reshoots take a week or two and cost $6 million to $10 million.
Then again, this is Justice League and there could be a lot riding on the success, or lack thereof, of this movie for Warner Brothers and DC Films. As of now, Ben Affleck (Batman) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) are both involved in the reshoots, while Ezra Miller (The Flash) and Henry Cavill (Superman) are “scrambling to accommodate the additional photography.”
That’s where this story comes full circle. With Cavill having to reshoot scenes as Superman while also filming Mission: Impossible, he is redoing his work as Superman with a mustache, hence the need for a digitally altered, clean-shaven Man of Steel. Hopefully, we get some behind-the-scenes photos or footage of Superman with a mustache, though.