‘Justice League’: Henry Cavill Reveals How His Mustache Was Removed

'Justice League' star Henry Cavill reveals the VFX work that went into the removal of his mustache while filming reshoots for the upcoming DC Comics film.

There is no doubt that one of the most talked about piece of news in regards to the production of Justice League is that of Superman actor Henry Cavill’s infamous mustache.

The debacle was dubbed “mustachegate” by fans as Cavill’s busy filming schedule for the upcoming Mission: Impossible 6 coincided with the reshoots for Justice League in which the actor was obligated to keep his facial hair for the sixth film in the spy action series. However, when the news broke that Cavill’s mustache would be removed in post-production for Justice League, some fan’s hope for seeing a mustache-clad Superman on the big screen was broken.

In an interview with Fox 5 DC, Cavill discussed the process that went into digitally removing the mustache while filming reshoots for Justice League:

“It’s nothing to cover it up. What we do is we try and pull it back from the top lip as much as possible, so they kind of wax it up, and then I have dots all over my face. And they try and put dots, which are barely visible, sort of in the various points on the face, which 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 mustache. It was definitely a new look for Superman.”

Although we have seen little to none of the Man of Steel in the trailers and promo footage for Justice League, it will be interesting to see the pay off from all the hard work that the film’s VFX team went into providing the audience with a freshly baby-faced Superman.

Justice League unites on November 17, 2017. The superhero epic features a cast that includes Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent (Superman), Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa as Orin/Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (The Flash), Ray Fisher as Victor Stone (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, J. K. Simmons as Commissioner James ‘Jim’ Gordon, Joe Morton as Dr. Silas Stone, Amber Heard as Mera, Julian Lewis Jones as King Atlan, Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. Michael McElhatton is also in the movie in an unspecified role.

Source: Fox 5 DC