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