JUSTICE LEAGUE vs. SUPERMAN's Mustache - Cavill Weighs In

Henry Cavill
Credit: Paramount Pictures

Updated July 27, 2017: Henry Cavill has weighed in on reports that the current Justice League reshoots are having to work around a mustache he grew for Mission: Impossible 6, which is filming simultaneously. The actor tongue-in-cheekily dubs it "#MoustacheImpossible".

"Dear followers, it is time to finally set the record straight in this moustache fiasco. Pictured above, is not a set on MI6 but is in fact the latest in a series of weapons being designed by Warner Bros and Paramount Studios to combat the entity known as 'Henry Cavill's Moustache,'" Cavill wrote on Instagram. "There has been no discussion over whether to shave or not to shave for the JL reshoots, simply a relentless campaign to put an end to the seemingly inexorable conquest of this despotic 'stache. It is not a question of IF I should shave - it is a question of how can we possibly be victorious against such a beast without bringing our own doom raining down upon us. #MI6 #JusticeLeague #HenryCavillsMoustache #HopeIsAllWeHaveLeft #MoustacheImpossible"

Paramount, the studio behind MI6, reportedly has barred Cavill's mustache from being shaved to avoid continuity problems with their movie. Cavill reportedly was expected to be done filming Warner Bros.'s Justice League by this point, but the prolonged reshoots have forced the actor to bounce between both sets.

Warner Bros. will reportedly have Cavill's facial hair removed in post-production.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Original Story: Reshoots are a part of production life for big-budget films these days, but the length and cost of Warner Bros.'s Justice League has given the studio and its actors some hurdles to overcome.

Including a Man of Steel mustache.

According to a report by Variety, the Justice League reshoots have been going on for two months and at a cost of approximately $25 million so far. 

Reshoots for big Hollywood movies are normal, but according to the Hollwood trade, the costs and time allotted to Justice League is "raising some eyebrows."

"Additional photography" (Hollywood studios' preferred term) reportedly usually cost between $6 million and $10 million and typically last one to two weeks. Because of the extra time involved for Justice League, some actors have had scheduling conflicts. 

Most notably, Henry Cavill was scheduled to be filming Paramount Pictures' as-yet-untitled sixth Mission: Impossible film, and grew a mustache for his undisclosed role. Paramount is restricting Cavill and Warner Bros. from cleaning up that facial hair, forcing the Justice League's replacement director Joss Whedon to film Cavill-as-Superman, mustache and all, and have it digitally removed in post-production.

(Too bad they couldn't just paint over it like Cesar Romero did sometimes for the 1960s Batman show.)

Justice League's the Flash, actor Ezra Miller, has been filming the untitled sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, but Warner Bros. has been able to manage the actor's schedule more since it is also their film.

Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot were noted as having no other film commitments during this time, making them generally more available for reshoots. Any complications for other actors like Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher weren't cited.

The entire team (minus Cavill) did appear Saturday at the studio's Hall H Comic-Con panel, with Fisher downplaying the reshoots as "brief."

Here is the new trailer which debuted during the panel.

Justice League is scheduled to open in theaters November 17.

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