Mission: Impossible 6 director Christopher McQuarrie reveals why Henry Cavill can't shave his mustache for the current Justice League reshoots. In a film that marks the return of several beloved franchise cast members - including Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, and more - Cavill is one of the most exciting new additions to the Mission: Impossible franchise. And while plot details for the film are being kept under tight wraps for the time being - rendering Cavill's character in the film a complete mystery - McQuarrie and Cavill haven't been afraid about teasing his time on set for the film over the past few months.
However, it looks like Cavill's role in Mission: Impossible 6 is starting to cause some unintended complications for Warner Bros.' Justice League - in which he will be reprising his role as Clark Kent/Superman. Specifically, it was revealed this week that Cavill's mustache for Mission: Impossible 6 will have to be digitally removed in post-production on Justice League. This is due to his inability to shave it while still filming Mission, even despite also having to jump into red and blue spandex again for the Joss Whedon-led Justice League reshoots.
Now, after many fans questioned why Cavill's mustache couldn't wear a fake mustache in some of his Mission: Impossible 6 films, McQuarrie has revealed today on Twitter, that the stunts Cavill is involved in for the film, would result in a fake mustache likely either falling off or moving. Check out McQuarrie's tweet below:
In exactly one year you’ll understand: The only way to keep a fake ‘stache on Henry Cavill would be a liberal dose of staples. #MI6 07.27.18
— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) July 25, 2017
In the wake of some worrying details about the expensive reshoots being done on Justice League, this was one of the stranger details said to be causing problems for Warner Bros. And as such, it hasn't taken long for DC fans to grab onto the news, with one fan even going so far as to recreate some of Cavill's scenes in Batman v Superman with an added digital moustache on his face. Meanwhile, others have begun joking about Superman just deciding to grow a mustache in Justice League at one point, rather than having the studio remove it altogether.
McQuarrie's comments don't come as much of a surprise either, since the Mission: Impossible franchise has become known for his crazy, death-defying stunts over the past few years. After attaching Tom Cruise to the side of a plane as it took off into the air and having him hold his breath underwater for an extended period of time in the last Mission film, McQuarrie has teased just even crazier stunts to come in the next installment. So while this Justice League news means WB will have to spend some extra money on digitally removing Cavill's mustache from the superhero film, it appears as though it'll be more than worth it by the time Mission: Impossible 6 comes around next year.
- Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) release date: Jul 27, 2018
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017