In an interview with Empire magazine Henry Cavill talks about the reshoots required for “Justice League”, the problem with his mustache, and Warner Bros. trying to keep Superman’s involvement in the film a secret.
“I was slightly surprised. When we decided to go for the moustache, I certainly wasn’t expecting all the events to unfold as they were going to unfold. I wasn’t expecting Justice League reshoots to be as extensive as they were. When it came to that, it was one of those things where I’m in the middle of another movie, and to change my look for a movie that should have finished already becomes a real problem. And as you will see when the [Mission: Impossible – Fallout] movie comes out, to have a fake moustache on would not have been a possibility. You’ll think, ‘Okay, yeah, a fake moustache would perhaps have been blown off in this situation.’ Unfortunately, it led to much dismay when Justice League came out, but that’s the nature of these things. You can’t win every time.”
As for Henry’s feelings on how “Justice League” was received…
“I think all these things have their place and their time. There are many reasons why the audience have responded in the way they responded. It’s all lessons learned.”
And what did he think about Warner Bros. deciding to keep Superman out of most of the marketing material for “Justice League”? Did fans really think Superman wouldn’t be in the film?
“Yeah. Right there, with no moustache, at the very beginning of the movie [Laughs]. Well, that whole concept was faintly ridiculous and I honestly believe everyone viewed it as such. Of course, if I’m on the press tour I’m in the movie. Obviously, you knew, and that was a different little tap dance we danced together. But for the audience, I wanted to leave some mystery. I think it’s important to have some mystery in movies these days.”
You can read the full interview in the latest edition of Empire magazine.