Henry Cavill has a tight schedule and is currently acting in two blockbusters at the same time: "Justice League," the DC's upcoming superhero movie, and Paramount's action spy thriller "Mission: Impossible." That means he had to adopt two personas simultaneously. The trouble is that one of them, the spy caper, has a mustache which the actor is not allowed to shave off, according to his contract with the film studio.
Therefore, Warner Bros., which is in the middle of its large-scale reshoot process of the Justice League, will have to digitally remove the hair from Superman's face in postproduction for the movie, Variety magazine wrote on July 24.
Of course, the story quickly went viral and became a popular topic for jokes.
justice league extended cut: supes with mustache edition— gita (@affleckeffect) 24 июля 2017 г.
Tried to do a little sketch of Mustache Superman and it's basically Freddie Mercury pic.twitter.com/1lKrqqKs4e— Cameron Stewart (@cameronMstewart) 24 июля 2017 г.
Justice League will be worth watching just for the "erased mustache" drinking games— 🅱️asc🅱️urque🅱️tch (@supersloth) 24 июля 2017 г.
lol, DC Comics literally has a "photoshopping out superman's mustache" budget pic.twitter.com/E7SGUWRzkc— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) 24 июля 2017 г.
As it turned out, the actor showed a sneak peek of mustachioed Superman back in April.
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Some netizens suggest that Henry's mustache should remain on Superman.
Many users noted that the mustache retouch can cost Warner Bros. a lot more than just a fake mustache to the creators of "Mission: Impossible."
Why doesn't Paramount just let Henry cut his mustache for the JL reshoots, then put a fake mustache on him when he comes back from reshoots.— Nicholas A. Moore (@YTtheEmperor) 24 июля 2017 г.