“Mission Impossible” Director Talks “Justice League” and Henry Cavill’s Mustache

While the “Justice League” movie was released back November 2017, discussions about the film continue to filter across the internet, with Henry Cavill’s mustache still being an issue of contention. As every Superman fan knows by now, Henry grew the mustache for his role in the new “Mission Impossible” movie, which caused a problem when he was called upon to film reshoots for the “Justice League” movie, resulting in bad CGI.

In response to a fan’s question on Twitter, “Mission Impossible: Fallout” director Christopher McQuarrie responds to the question about who was to blame for not allowing Henry to simply shave the mustache?

McQuarrie responded saying, “The short answer: We made every effort to accommodate JL without negatively impacting our movie. There was nothing we could do.”

In an earlier tweet a few months ago McQuarrie explained, “Fake mustaches don’t stay on at 100 mph.”

The “Mission Impossible” director promises to go into further detail in an upcoming interview with Empire Magazine’s podcast.

“Justice League” will have its TV premiere in the U.S. on HBO on Saturday, July 7 at 8.00pm.

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July 5, 2018 8:06 pm

Every effort? EVERY effort? EVERY effort to cover your butt. What petty bull. Just let him shave it.

July 6, 2018 3:36 am
Reply to  luminaire1

That was the short version. Wait till you hear the real story during the interview. I think it will be a whopper of a story.

July 5, 2018 10:58 pm

He can make it up to us by writing and directing Man of Steel 2.

July 6, 2018 3:35 am
Reply to  sundevil82

Good idea. I’m all for it. Then all is forgiven

July 6, 2018 12:00 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

He stated on social media that toxic fans have cured him of wanting to direct any superhero or Star Wars films.

July 6, 2018 3:04 pm
Reply to  Clark_Jo

Oh damn. Didn’t see that. fandom is very toxic these days in all genres.

July 6, 2018 12:57 pm

Quite honestly, the most obvious place in the movie was at the very beginning when the kid was taking the phone clip. The rest of the time you really had to go out of your way to see something. But in saying that, I’m still wanting to see what Zack had done as Henry has said that he was under the impression that Zack had completed all of his Superman role in the JL. So having to come back and re-shooting his part was trying at best. Especially when being in the middle of another role playing a part that’s… Read more »

July 6, 2018 2:57 pm

He said that fake mustaches don’t stay in at 100 mph, but why didn’t they use cgi for those mission impossible scenes? That way he could’ve shaved it for justice league, wore a fake mustache for mission impossible, and a cgi mustache for those tricky scenes in mission impossible.
That’s just what I think that they could’ve done.

July 6, 2018 3:45 pm

“A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.” I am 101% percent on McQuarrie’s side in this. As much as I wish Cavill didn’t have that weird CGI face for much of JL, McQuarrie and his team are under no obligation to do literally anything for Warner Bros.

What they needed to do was get the movie right the first time, or failing that, push back the release date of JL (and risk losing your bonus, WB Execs).

How is McQuarrie gonna be expected to accommodate the JL reshoots when the WB literally wasn’t?

July 6, 2018 9:30 pm
Reply to  s-shield

Completely agree. They messed things up on their own and expected someone else to put themselves out to accommodate them. I can’t stand Tsujihara and Emmerich. That whole ‘bonuses’ fiasco just soured me on both of them. There was plenty of time to iron out the issues instead of sending out a rushed product. There were concerns once BvS came out about snyder moving forward and they could have halted production on JL… if they were going to fire Snyder anyway then they should have just done it initially and got someone else.

July 8, 2018 8:55 am

Why do I have the feeling that Henry would make a good Magnum with that moustache?