Whether you liked Justice League or loathed it, all fans can can agree on at least one thing, Henry Cavill’s digitally removed mustache looked ridiculous.
Even Cavill knew it.
In a new interview with Empire Magazine Cavill spoke about the late on Justice League reshoots that had the studio digitally remove his facial hair, as he was in the midst of filming his upcoming film Mission: Impossible — Fallout, and also the negativity that surrounded Justice League:
“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 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.”
Everyone and their Grandparents knew Superman was returning in Justice League, even without the character being in the marketing material. Cavill admits it was a silly thing to do, but also stated there is nothing wrong with keeping secrets from the audience.
“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.”
Cavill’s return as Superman was praised by many, however it wasn’t enough stop the negative reviews. Cavill stated there were many reasons at play as to why the film received a poor response from fans:
“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.”