In November 2017, the Justice League movie hit theaters. With the success of Marvel's Avengers franchise, it only made sense that DC would attempt to do the same thing. The movie has not gotten the strongest reviews, but will still likely be seen by a whole lot of people. The film teams up some of DC's best-known superheroes, such as Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg. But what about the character who might be DC's most iconic hero?
In case you were wondering, yes, Superman is also in Justice League. Ordinarily, that wouldn't be much of a surprise, but (SPOILER ALERT again) Superman had previously died. But you didn't think Superman would be dead forever, did you?
However, one issue came during the making of Justice League. After the shooting was thought to be complete, Henry Cavill hung up his Superman cape and went to work on Mission: Impossible 6. But then, reshoots were needed on Justice League, and he had to go back and forth from both movies.
This all meant that it was up to Justice League to work around Cavill's mustache during reshoots. To do this, they simply filmed him with the mustache, then used CGI to make it disappear. As a result, they got a Superman who looks like the one in this picture.
However, not everyone thought CGI-ing out Henry Cavill's mustache was such a great idea. People who saw the movie all seemed to have pretty similar reactions. And, naturally, they took those thoughts to Twitter.
While the mustache is (sort of) unseen in the finished product, the actors still had to work with a version of Superman who had a mustache. Which raises the question, why can't Superman have a mustache? If he's got super strength, why can't he also have super facial hair?
One person thought people shouldn't be too hard on Warner Bros. for the poor CGI. Perhaps it had nothing to do with the quality of the work put into the movie. It could just be that Henry Cavill's mustache has super powers that make it impossible to destroy.
One person even wanted to turn the mustache removal CGI into a drinking game, but that sounds pretty dangerous. So don't try it...unless you're Henry Cavill. His mustache is so powerful that it makes him impervious to alcohol as well as CGI.
Justice League fared below expectations at its opening box office, although it still took in $94 million. And while the movie itself isn't getting great reviews, it now has all this buzz about Superman's face. Maybe this is just what the movie needs to become a hit after all.
Someone else asked why MI6 couldn't simply have Cavill wear a fake mustache. The likely answer is that a fake mustache would have ended up looking pretty silly. And then MI6 would end up getting mocked on Twitter, and who would want that?
This person thinks that, instead of using CGI, Warner Bros. wound up replacing Cavill with John Travolta. But in order for that theory to be true, this would have to be the John Travolta from 1982. And if WB had access to a time machine that could do that, they'd probably use it to go back in time and get all the shots for Justice League right the first time.
As another option, they could have tried giving Superman and everyone else a mustache. But instead, for some reason, they decided against this idea. However, if you want to see it done this way, there's a good chance nearly everyone will have a mustache in the "adult" Justice League.
However, not everyone had a problem with Cavill's face in the movie. This person thinks Superman looks completely normal. If you look really close, you might notice something off about his mouth in this photo, but that would just be nitpicking.
Meanwhile, when it comes to make audiences suspend disbelief about the actors' appearances, The Avengers appears to be the winner. But if they really want to make the next Avengers movie extra special, they should take Henry Cavill's mustache and actually CGI it onto Tony Stark. Without a doubt, it would automatically become the greatest superhero movie of all time.