Ever since reports came out about Henry Cavill’s conflicting schedules for the production of Mission: Impossible 6 and reshoots for Justice League, fans have been in a frenzy. Why? Well, it all has to do with a mustache.
Cavill grew out a mustache for his role in Mission: Impossible 6, and the actor is not allowed to shave that mustache while that film is in production. To accommodate, Warner Bros. will use special effects to take out Cavill’s mustache of the new Justice League footage.
This has caused quite a stir among the internet as many fans clamor for WB to leave the mustache alone. Professional comic artists have even taken to providing their own renditions of a mustached Superman.
All in all, it’s provided some hilarious responses among people who believe the Man of Steel should have some facial hair in the new movie. While Warner Bros. is unlikely to succumb to the fan pressure, the fans have made some amazing images.
Cavill himself even got in on the action with a good Instagram post:
Dear followers, it is time to finally set the record straight in this moustache fiasco. Pictured above, is not a set on MI6 but is in fact the latest in a series of weapons being designed by Warner Bros and Paramount Studios to combat the entity known as "Henry Cavill's Moustache". There has been no discussion over whether to shave or not to shave for the JL reshoots, simply a relentless campaign to put an end to the seemingly inexorable conquest of this despotic 'stache. It is not a question of IF I should shave - it is a question of how can we possibly be victorious against such a beast without bringing our own doom raining down upon us. #MI6 #JusticeLeague #HenryCavillsMoustache #HopeIsAllWeHaveLeft #MoustacheImpossible
Here are some of the internet’s best responses to the news about Superman’s digitally-omitted mustache.
we'll fix it in post pic.twitter.com/pMbCwPqJdZ— Walter Hickey (@WaltHickey) July 24, 2017
I mean come ON pic.twitter.com/mThp9m9gTS— Cameron Stewart (@cameronMstewart) July 24, 2017
QUICK FIX: I put that hair where it belongs... because I can't set the internet ablaze. pic.twitter.com/Ev9mni05Xq— Jay Lender (@JayLender1) July 24, 2017
Tried to do a little sketch of Mustache Superman and it's basically Freddie Mercury pic.twitter.com/1lKrqqKs4e— Cameron Stewart (@cameronMstewart) July 24, 2017
Mustache Superman is canon pic.twitter.com/TCpJEJnOXy— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 24, 2017
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In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.
Justice League opens in theaters no November 17, 2017.