The world descended into chaos when news broke that Superman himself, Henry Cavill, would be sporting a jaunty mustache during his reshoots for Justice League. Cavill, who was busy filming Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 6, was called back by Warner Bros. to complete extensive reshoots on Justice League, and because of a contractual obligation, he is unable to shave his mustache.
Amidst the mustache controversy, fans have taken to the interwebs to create wonderful videos and pictures adding mustaches to Superman and the rest of the Justice League. Although the fan art is wonderful, #HenryCavill recently released a statement regarding “Mustache-Gate” on his Instagram account, and reminded fans that this is no laughing matter.
Henry Cavill Responds To The Superman Mustache Controversy
In the lengthy post, Cavill addresses the dire nature of Warner Bros.' war on Cavill’s mustache, and reveals to the world that the entity living on his upper lip must be taken as a serious threat to mankind:
“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 know as "Henry Cavill's Moustache". 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.”
Henry Cavill’s elegant message depicting his struggle against the ‘stache is harrowing, but it was a great way to bring levity to a situation that has been taken far too seriously. Cavill’s mustache has captured the attention of the nerd world, but we can rest easy, knowing that the actor who is sporting the mustache found the time in his endless fight against the follicular uprising to write a silly post, reminding us that this situation is not a big deal.
Sure, fans may scour Justice League for scenes where #Superman’s lip has been digitally rendered, but the odds are that we won’t be able to tell – since Warner Bros. has successfully made talking apes look real in several Planet of the Apes films. To be fair, we haven’t seen what Superman looks like in Justice League, and for all we know, he could be sporting a beard like he did in the beginning of Man of Steel.
Now that Henry Cavill has released an official statement (or plea for help, depending upon how you look at it), maybe the chaos surrounding Mustache-Gate will subside, and people can go back to being hyped for Justice League. The massive #DCEU team-up film premieres in a few months, and we can’t wait to see how Batman, Aquaman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and a possibly mustached #Superman fare against Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.
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