The digital removal of Henry Cavill’s mustache from Justice League reshoot footage prompted the hashtag #SuperMustacheGate and has become the subject of numerous questions during the film’s promotional tour. Now the Superman actor has revealed what was required to erase his “despotic ‘stache.”
“It’s nothing to cover it up,” Cavill told Fox 5. “What we do is we try and pull it back from the top lip as much as possible, so they kind of wax it up, and then I have dots all over my face. And they try and put dots, which are barely visible, sort of in the various points on the face, which you would see them during normal — not face replacement — but whatever CGI aspect they may be applying to a face. And, yeah, I was covered in dots and had a big mustache. It was definitely a new look for Superman.”
Cavill grew the mustache for his upcoming role in Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible 6, for which he was contractually prohibited from shaving his facial hair
Arriving Nov. 17, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
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