Justice League: Ben Affleck Was a Big Fan of Henry Cavill's Mustache

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Ben Affleck found Henry Cavill's controversial mustache quite amusing during the Justice League reshoots. The highly-anticipated follow-up to Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice unites the world's finest heroes - Superman (Cavill), Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) - for the first time on the big screen. Unfortunately, after suffering from a personal tragedy, Snyder chose to exit the film earlier this year.

Following Snyder's exit from the blockbuster film, The Avengers director Joss Whedon was brought onboard to finish the filmmaker's vision for the project, and that included reshooting some scenes along with filming some new ones. Of course, the reshoots were difficult to schedule considering that each cast member has been preoccupied with other projects, such as Cavill, who's currently busy shooting Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible 6 and is unable to shave off his mustache. So, Justice League's VFX team has been tasked with removing the facial hair in post-production. That, of course, led to some controversy, and Affleck has now weighed in on the matter.

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It must have been quite funny to see Cavill fully dressed up as Superman while sporting a mustache. Although it's not the bearded Superman that fans were probably hoping for, it's something that Affleck and presumably the rest of the cast might have found a bit amusing.

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In an interview with Empire Magazine, Affleck said:

“[Henry Cavill] looked like a porn star from the ’70s, just with a better body. It’s a different twist on Superman."

Aside from Cavill's mustache, the Justice League reshoots have sparked their fair share of controversial news over the summer, particularly that they will cost Warner Bros. upwards of $25 million to complete. What most people overlook, though, is that that number was meant to account for the scheduling issues plaguing the production team with regard to the core cast members; namely, Cavill, Ezra Miller, who's reprising his role as Credence Barebone in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, and Jason Momoa, who has been filming James Wan's Aquaman solo movie in Australia and Italy. Affleck and Gadot, on the other hand, were reportedly readily available for the reshoots, since they didn't have any other projects conflicting with the schedule.

Despite constant rumors plaguing DC's cinematic universe, one thing is for sure, the Justice League VFX team won't be overburdened with removing Cavill's '70s-style mustache before the highly-anticipated superhero film hits theaters next month.

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Source: Empire (via Heroic Hollywood)

Key Release Dates
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) release date: Jun 05, 2020
  • Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
  • Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
  • Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
  • Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
  • Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020
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