Superman's mouth with digitally removed mustache

BatmanNewsCom/Dailymotion Remix by Jason Reed

New ‘Justice League’ clip shows how atrocious the CGI for Superman’s mustache truly is

Oh boy.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 15, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 7:57 am CDT

Justice League had a lot going for it (and a lot that didn’t), but in the immediate aftermath of the film, all it seemed like all anyone could talk about was the one thing we weren’t supposed to notice: Henry Cavill’s shoddy mustache CGI.

In some markets, Justice League is about to be released on Blu-ray just over a month after its theatrical release. To tease it, distributors have released a high-resolution video of the first three minute, which almost immediately reveals the problem: there’s something wrong with Superman’s upper lip.

The clip itself features Superman—who’s still alive in this instance—chatting with a number of kids who just witnessed him saving the day, so the camera is fully focused on Superman’s face. Henry Cavill wasn’t contractually allowed to shave the mustache he grew for Mission: Impossible 6, so he had to shoot with it during Justice League reshoots. Even if you weren’t following reports from over the summer, you could still tell there was something off about it.

That’s how Justice League began, and given the photo being shared last month, it doesn’t get any better.

H/T io9

Share this article
*First Published: Dec 15, 2017, 8:22 am CST