Justice League has cemented itself as one of the worst comic book movie adaptations of all time. That’s a pretty big achievement so they won in some cases. Now we’ve gotten more of a take on the movie from one of the actor’s themselves. Not just any actor either, the man who was wielding the mustache the whole time.
Henry Cavill was interviewed by Empire Magazine where he expanded on the whole dilemma behind him and his mustache. Check out his answer below:
I was slightly surprised. When we decided to go for the moustache, I certainly wasn’t expecting all the events to unfold as they were going to unfold. I wasn’t expecting Justice League reshoots to be as extensive as they were. When it came to that, it was one of those things where I’m in the middle of another movie, and to change my look for a movie that should have finished already becomes a real problem. And as you will see when the movie comes out, to have a fake moustache on would not have been a possibility. You’ll think, ‘Okay, yeah, a fake moustache would perhaps have been blown off in this situation.’ Unfortunately, it led to much dismay when Justice League came out, but that’s the nature of these things. You can’t win every time.
He even said it himself how surprised he was that they were actually going to try and get rid of the mustache. He also didn’t expect the reshoots to be so extensive. With Joss Whedon behind the camera now, no one knew they would end up reshooting what seemed to be the whole movie. He seemed to be a good sport with it all by saying how you can’t win every time.
The interviewer also talked to Cavill about how the whole world knew that Superman would return even though it was a secret to the general public. Cavill knew about this and gave a great response with:
Yeah. Right there, with no moustache, at the very beginning of the movie [Laughs]. Well, that whole concept was faintly ridiculous and I honestly believe everyone viewed it as such. Of course, if I’m on the press tour I’m in the movie. Obviously, you knew, and that was a different little tap dance we danced together. But for the audience, I wanted to leave some mystery. I think it’s important to have some mystery in movies these days.
Anyone who payed attention to the press and what not knew that he would come back to life. That doesn’t necessarily mean everyone knew however. It was still a shock to people who had no behind the scenes information. That was the whole point essentially and it was executed just fine.
All in all, Cavill seems to know very well that this movie was not what the fans wanted. That being said, Cavill is still an amazing Superman and Man of Steel 2 will likely show us the clean shaven Superman we all desired so badly. Until then, what were your thoughts on the attempt to digitally remove Henry Cavill’s facial hair? Let us know over at SuperBroMovies! – JB Baker
Source – Empire (via: CBM)
Justice League is now available on digital, DVD, and Blu Ray