Of all the things that could bring down the Justice League, I don’t think anyone would have thought that it would be something as simple as a mustache, Henry Cavill‘s to be exact. While it’s safe to say that the Man of Steel actor’s facial hair wasn’t the biggest problem with last years’s Justice League – it almost became a rallying cry for the film’s detractors. But one thing you have to admit – it looked absolutely spectacular on the man’s face, which is possibly why Cavill took to Instagram to post a heartfelt tribute to his fallen friend.
For those who are unaware of the history of Cavill’s lip-wig, it all started when Justice League was required to undergo reshoots in the middle of last year. Unfortunately, this came in the middle of filming for Mission: Impossible – Fallout which featured Cavill as a CIA agent with fine taste in facial hair, something which unfortunately, Superman is lacking. Despite an offer from Warner Brothers to owe Paramount, the company that produces the Mission: Impossible franchise, a favor – filming on the reshoots went ahead with Cavill and his new look. This eventually led to the much ridiculed upper lip that we saw in the final film, something which became somewhat of a talking point, and not for the better.
It’s the notoriety of this Moustache which likely led to Cavill making this humorous, and heartfelt, tribute to his fallen friend on the social media site complete with emotional music and it’s own hashtag – #ShavedButNotForgotten. Naturally, given its history Cavill couldn’t resist having a cheeky little dig at the whole situation (as did Zack Snyder), assuring us that his fresh new look isn’t in fact CGI trickery.
For those of you who want more of Cavill’s suave mustachioed look, you can check it out when Mission: Impossible – Fallout hits theaters later this summer, whilst those who prefer the fresh faced look can see it in Justice League on digital download now or when it hits home media March 26th.
What do you think? Do you think Cavill should have shaved it off for the reshoots? Does it make you want to grow one of your own? Let us know below.