Justice League might not be getting the best reviews for a variety of reasons, but one CGI-gaffe is proving to be a huge sore spot for viewers of the film: Superman's ridiculously CGI'ed-out mustache.
The British actor was simultaneously filming Mission: Impossible 6, when he was called in to perform reshoots for Justice League. Now multiple shoots happen with actors all the time, the problem is, however, that Paramount wanted him to keep his character's stache on the film. Meaning that it needed to be digitally removed for the DC superhero bonanza.
Some found it hilarious that one of the first things viewers were greeted with when the film opens is an awkward-faced Cavill.
HAHAHAHA, the literal first shot of the movie, Henry Cavill's mustache fucks up his upper lip— Dexian Wang (@dxtehsecks) November 18, 2017
It looked really, really bad.
Almost as bad as this Photoshop job.
From a Batman News commenter... 😂— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) November 17, 2017
How to remove a Superman mustache the WB way:
1. Open Photoshop.
2. Click the clone stamp tool.
3. Brush off the stache for about 2 minutes by cloning other parts of the face
4. Do it frame by frame.
And you're done. pic.twitter.com/TJmI3yJuzm
DC fans pointed out old school techniques for covering the stache, like Adam West Batman's Joker.
And once you see how much Warner Bros. spent to remove the mustache...it might make you sick.
warner bros had to spend around $25 MILLION to (badly) CGI out henry cavill's mustache in their movie rather than paramount just.... you know.... using a fake one in theirs— kt (@kjtalb) November 21, 2017
Of course, the memes started rolling in.
Some people respected Paramount for screwing Warner Bros. over so hard.
paramount not letting henry cavill shave his mustache for justice league because of mission impossible six, thus costing WB millions, is a legendary flex and i respect it so much— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) November 20, 2017
While others just wanted to know why the heck Superman couldn't have had a mustache in the movie in the first place?
it breaks my goddamn heart that we were denied a movie featuring Mustache Superman— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) November 16, 2017
I, for one, would've welcomed mustache Superman. And if for some reason only some of the scenes featured Superman with a mustache and some without, just show a scene of Wonder Woman commenting that he should grow a stache and voila. Problem solved.