Mission Impossible: Fallout Director Explains Why Henry Cavill Couldn't Shave for the Movie

Author Thumbnail BY Bayani Miguel Acebedo - May 15, 2018

One of the biggest issues with Justice League was how terrible Superman looked since Henry Cavill wasn’t allowed to shave his moustache for Mission Impossible: Fallout. Director Chris McQuarrie has been badgered by fans online on why Cavill wasn’t allowed to shave, to which he answered:

Though a fake moustache would have certainly blown off at the time, it’s worth noting that WB did offer to CGI a moustache onto Cavill for the movie at WB’s expense. It was even said that they provided a test reel where they applied a moustache to Cavill’s clean-shaven scenes.

When the news broke out that Paramount declined the offer, the fans only read it as one thing: Paramount was just being petty. For simply not allowing Cavill to shave, they managed to ruin one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. Now fans look back at “moustache-gate” and know who exactly was to blame on why Superman had a creepy upper lip.

For now, Cavill’s moustache has been the butt of several jokes, with the Deadpool marketing making fun of it, and even Cavill himself taking a jab. If anything, this next Mission Impossible movie better be worth it for ruining Superman in Justice League.


Mission Impossible: Fallout comes out July 27.

See Also: Watch Henry Cavill Hilariously Say Goodbye to His Moustache

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.