“Justice League” has dropped in movie theaters but its fans can’t seem to drop the weirdness going on with Superman’s upper lip caused by the CGI removal of Henry Cavill’s mustache.
Even Seth Rogen has weighed and tweeted, “This is f–king real?!”
“Justice League” underwent reshoots this summer, which ended up taking longer than Warner Bros. anticipated. Cavill was faced with a conflict as a result: he had grown a mustache for “Mission: Impossible 6,” but he obviously couldn’t have a mustache while playing Superman/Clark Kent.
Because shaving his mustache and then having to grow it again would have forced an alteration in the “Mission: Impossible 6” production schedule, Paramount forbade him from shaving it off while doing protracted “Justice League” reshoots. And as TheWrap reported back in July, Cavill ended up shooting a number of scenes as Superman while sporting a mustache in real life.
Warner Bros. dealt with Cavill’s mustache in post-production, attempting to use CGI to give Superman his normal clean-shaven look. And while, yes, you can’t see his mustache, Cavill’s upper lip doesn’t come through the process unscathed. In more than one scene in “Justice League” it’s very obvious that heavy CGI work was done on his mouth.
You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can never fool fanboys! Here are some more hilarious reactions.
— Alex Fitz (@DavidTenn_Ant) November 17, 2017
Drink every time you can spot Henry Cavill’s CGI mustache mouth.
— 🐔erw (@0uijabored) November 17, 2017
Henry Cavill's mustache could not be contained by mere human CGI pic.twitter.com/TnxdpbeNVT
— The Italian Misato Katsuragi (@Blankzilla) November 16, 2017
Honestly they should have just let Henry Cavill keep the mustache. I mean look at him. pic.twitter.com/DejTC16uNu
— Scott Frerichs 🏳️🌈 (@KaiserNeko) November 17, 2017
Reboot the DCEU but keep Amy Adams (and Henry Cavill's Mustache). pic.twitter.com/XsVJVkoF1g
— Καρεεμ Υασιν 🥙 (@thekareem) November 18, 2017
Amazing work fixing Superman’s mustache, guys. pic.twitter.com/ccKXKtXeof
— John W. Smith (@JohnWSmith) November 17, 2017
Oh I see they hired Conan's team to remove Cavill's mustache using the best computer technologies pic.twitter.com/XrHd4g86Kg
— ben burbank 🚮 (@bburbank) November 17, 2017
No idea what the hell you guys are bitching about the CGI erasing Henry Cavill's mustache was seamless. pic.twitter.com/sEdPQf91lE
— Peter Rugg (@petermrugg) November 17, 2017
I for one do not agree with WB’s decision to replace Henry Cavill’s mustache with Christopher Plummer pic.twitter.com/YnVY8T5ueB
— Allen Ivermectin (@FanSince09) November 17, 2017
From a Batman News commenter… 😂
How to remove a Superman mustache the WB way:
1. Open Photoshop.
2. Click the clone stamp tool.
3. Brush off the stache for about 2 minutes by cloning other parts of the face
4. Do it frame by frame.
And you're done. pic.twitter.com/TJmI3yJuzm
— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) November 17, 2017
“Justice League” is now playing in theaters.