‘Mission: Impossible’ Director: Why ‘Justice League’ Actor Couldn’t Shave

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Henry Cavill has to retain his contractually-obligated mustache for Mission: Impossible 6 during the Justice League reshoots, meaning that it will need to be digitally-removed in post-production. Mission: Impossible 6 director Christopher McQuarrie explains why they couldn’t let Cavill shave for Justice League and give him fake facial hair on the set of the spy movie.

McQuarrie took to Twitter to explain this studio-mandated decision to fans:

“In exactly one year you’ll understand: The only way to keep a fake ‘stache on Henry Cavill would be a liberal dose of staples. #MI6 07.27.18.”

From McQuarrie’s wording – that a fake mustache would have to be ludicrously stuck to Cavill’s face for it to work – perhaps this suggests that Cavill’s character will be involved in a bunch of stunts. It certainly wouldn’t be surprising if one presumes that Cavill will be filling in for the role that Jeremy Renner previously had (since he was way too busy with Avengers: Infinity War to take part in what would have been his third Mission: Impossible movie). While this is an inconvenience to the crew working on Justice League, it’s been said by an insider that digitally-removing the mustache for the shots that Henry Cavill has produced satisfactory results.

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 Mamoa 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, Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. Julian Lewis Jones and Michael McElhatton are also in the movie in unspecified roles.

Mission: Impossible 6 begins on July 27, 2018. Its cast includes Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Sean Harris, Henry Cavill, Michelle Monaghan, and Simon Pegg.

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