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.