“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.
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“Justice League” is now playing in theaters.