Last month, on the two-year anniversary of Justice League’s theatrical release, Snyder Cut fans banded together online in a tremendous show of support for Warner Bros releasing a version of the superhero team-up movie that better reflects director Zack Snyder’s original vision. Even people who worked on Justice League, like Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck, got involved, but Henry Cavill, a.k.a. the DC Extended Universe’s Superman, did not join them because he didn’t want to reflect on a significant loss in his life: his glorious mustache.
When recently asked if there was a particular reason he didn’t join his Justice League costars in tweeting about the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, Henry Cavill responded:
While it brought joy to Henry Cavill and so many others, anyone remotely familiar with the making of Justice League knows that it caused a significant problem. Cavill was clean-shaven during Justice League’s principal photography, and once that was finished, he grew the mustache and started working on Mission: Impossible – Fallout. However, Justice League’s reshoots ended up occurring as Fallout was still filming, and Cavill was not allowed to shave the mustache and don a fake one/have a new one filled in with CGI for the remainder of the Fallout shoot.
As a result, the Justice League crew digitally removed Henry Cavill’s mustache from all the reshoot scenes, and the end result… did not look good, to put it lightly. Cavill admitted that he he known the mustache would be problematic for Justice League, he would have made a different choice for August Walker’s look, but hindsight is 20/20. Ultimately though, the CGI mustache removal was just one of the issues that plagued Justice League.
As for his overall feelings about the Snyder Cut, here’s what Henry Cavill told Kevin McCarthy, one of ReelBlend’s other cohosts:
So while it doesn’t sound like Henry Cavill is any way opposed to the Snyder Cut being released to the masses, he’s not so much interested in seeing a different version of the Justice League tale, and would rather focus on what can happen next with Superman. Cavill has made it clear that he’s not giving up on playing Superman again, so perhaps he’s talking with certain parties behind closed doors about getting to reprise the Man of Steel.
Keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more updates concerning the Snyder Cut and Henry Cavill’s future as Superman. In the meantime, don’t forget to plan your trips to the theater next year accordingly with our 2020 release schedule.