Henry Cavill’s Mustache Causing Problems for “Justice League” Reshoots

Henry Cavill is in the midst of filming his new movie “Mission Impossible 6” for Paramount Studios, in which his character sports a fairly prominent mustache. The problem is, Henry is also being asked to film reshoots as Superman for the “Justice League” movie for Warner Bros., and that means having to do some digital magic to remove the hairy lip.

According to Variety.com, Cavill was expected to be able to finish shooting the sixth “Mission: Impossible” film before needing to don Superman’s spandex again.

That has not been the case, however, as the new scenes that are being shot have required him to jump back and forth from each production. Because of this, a mustache he grew for his character in the “Mission: Impossible” sequel will have to be digitally removed in post-production. Paramount, which is distributing the “Mission: Impossible” sequel, would not allow Cavill to shave the facial hair while production was taking place.

The report also states that Warner Bros. are spending approximately $25 million on extensive reshoots for “Justice League”, which are dragging on for roughly two months in London and Los Angeles.

It’s standard for big Hollywood movies to schedule a few weeks of pick-up work, but the cost and time allotted to the work on “Justice League” is raising some eyebrows. Reshoots, or additional photography, to use the preferred studio nomenclature, traditionally cost between $6 million and $10 million, and rarely have to juggle so many competing schedules. They typically last a week or two.

Sources say “Justice League” reshoots have been used to punch up the dialogue. Whedon, the director of “The Avengers,” is well respected for his ability to create memorably wry exchanges between his characters. The set pieces Snyder shot are said to be usable, but Whedon has been working on “connective tissue” that was needed to link sequences.

The cast shot down any concerns about these reshoots during their Q&A panel at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, with Cyborg actor Ray Fisher explaining, “They’re brief if anything. Zack picked a great director to help clean up for us.” Referencing Joss Whedon’s involvement since Zack Snyder stepped down as Director due to a family tragedy.

“Justice League” will be released to theatres on November 17, 2017.

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July 24, 2017 6:21 pm

This is what I figured. All the action scenes shot by Snyder probably look great, or at least suitably IN YOUR FACE. But every time someone opens their mouths, it’s garbage. Enter Joss Whedon.

July 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Reply to  s-shield

Maybe but lets hope to god they’re not going into Marvel territory.

July 25, 2017 10:11 pm
Reply to  s-shield

Never been a fan of Joss, with all these reshoots, I just feel he is ruining Zack’s vision … I feel it will be leaning towards camp

July 24, 2017 6:41 pm

Part of me wishes they’d leave the mustache. That looks cool. Like a 70’s cop stache. LOL.

July 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Reply to  jagross0325

I don’t think so. It’s basically pubic hair on your face.

July 24, 2017 6:48 pm

cavill is a handsome supes and rocks the stache in mi6, but combining the two reminds me of an outcast of the village people, lol. it just looks so…awkward or something! i can’t put my finger on it. great pic though

July 24, 2017 7:07 pm

Instead of digitally removing the mustache why not pull out a Cesar Romero and apply make-up on top of it

July 24, 2017 7:08 pm

And by the way…that pic reminds me of Vartox

July 24, 2017 8:09 pm
Reply to  Kal-Ed

i’m a little embarrassed to admit i had to look him up, but excellent call!

July 25, 2017 3:56 am
Reply to  superhero

Or just think of Sean Cannery as Zardoz

July 24, 2017 8:24 pm

“My name is… Buck Naked, I’m a porno actor.”

Oops, thought this was the Caption Contest for a second, lol.

July 24, 2017 8:29 pm
Reply to  s-shield

I was going to go for a Ron Burgundy joke.

July 24, 2017 10:37 pm

Welcome back Mr. Kotter!
Lol. I just had to say it.

July 25, 2017 3:43 am

Is one of these stories not quite right?

In the photo here : https://www.supermanhomepage.com/henry-cavill-on-supermans-absence-in-justice-league-trailer/ Henry has a bit of a moustache but not a full on MI movie one. Certainly not enough to suggest it would be a major issue.

Maybe, gasp, variety is overstating the issue 🙂

July 25, 2017 1:32 pm

I’m surprised they didn’t just go with the full beard post-resurrection like a lot of people thought/photo-shopped.

July 25, 2017 6:53 pm

He looks like Supermario without the m hat.