'We can just CGI Henry Cavill's mustache out, it will be fine and not look weird at all'
Twitter goes to town on efforts to erase star's tache in Justice League
Forget the bad reviews, Justice League will be remembered for one thing and one thing only - Henry Cavill's moustache.
Or rather, Henry Cavill's face post GCI moustache removal.
Cavill, who plays a clean-shaven Superman in the DC flick, also plays a mustachioed character in Mission: Impossible 6.
When filming overlapped and he was due to film reshoots for Justice League, he was banned by MI studio Paramount from shaving.
The solution was a time-consuming and pricey one - to erase Cavill's moustache with CGI, costing a reported $25m.
He told Fox that hiding it required it to be waxed down, and added, "And then I had dots all over my face. And they try to put dots, which are barely visible, sort in the various points on the face where you would see them during normal... not face replacement, but whatever CGI aspect they may be applying to a face.
"And yeah, I was covered in dots, and had a big moustache. It was definitely a new look for Superman."
That's for sure. Twitter has not been slow to mercilessly mock the result:
JUSTICE LEAGUE EXEC: We can just CGI Henry Cavill’s mustache out it will be fine and not look weird at all— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 17, 2017
HENRY CAVILL: pic.twitter.com/Ag41j6LbPn
I don't understand the complaints. The cgi removal of Henry Cavill's mustache is barely noticeable. pic.twitter.com/nKoUrqj6y8— Connor Behrens (@ConnorBehrens) November 17, 2017
Henry Cavill's mustache could not be contained by mere human CGI pic.twitter.com/TnxdpbeNVT— Zack (@Blankzilla) November 16, 2017
Drink every time you can spot Henry Cavill’s CGI mustache mouth.— stacy gash (@0uijabored) November 17, 2017
henry cavill's superman is gonna mainly be remembered for the moustache thing isn't it— TyrannoNoddy (@hulitherium) November 21, 2017
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Find someone who looks at you the way Henry Cavill looks with his mustache CGI'd out pic.twitter.com/2sR8VstKPB— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) November 17, 2017