He really shaved it this time.
Henry Cavill has become synonymous with two things: portraying the man of steel, and his thick, luxurious mustache.
Two things that cannot co-exist, which meant that one had to go. During the filming of Justice League he reprised his role of Superman but couldn’t shave the ‘stache because he was also filming Mission: Impossible — Fallout. So how does one actor be clean-shaven in one film, and maintain a thick mustache in the other, all while filming at the same time?
It was digitally removed with CGI. For that to be done the entire lower half of his face had to be digitally reconstructed – and as good as modern technology is, it isn’t that good. People took note that his mouth looked a bit, well, off, in certain scenes throughout the movie.
While there aren’t too many details on the upcoming Justice League Part Two, is is rumored to debut sometime in 2019, and this is a definite hint that the cast might begin filming soon.
Cavill debuted his chiseled, clean-shaven face on social media:
“It’s hard for me to admit. This is not CGI. He’s really gone. I can tell you this, though: I will remember him. Always.” Cavill said. Such a touching tribute, isn’t it?
This isn’t a special effect, people. This is the real deal – the mustache is really gone:
Don’t know how to feel about this, honestly.
— E! News (@enews) March 22, 2018
The clip boasted his incredible sense of humor along with his tribute to his forgone facial hair:
Shaved but not forgotten 😂
— Trish Alvarez (@TrishaMariaBern) March 21, 2018
People even got poetic over the loss of the ‘stache:
M any will miss him
U nderneath Henry’s nose
S ome will lash out
T hough it’s just how it goes
A lways remember the
C avill #KingStache
H enry’s partner in crime
E ven though it's now trash#WorldPoetryDay #MissionImpossible pic.twitter.com/M2vrBp1dJI
— Mission: Impossible (@MissionFilm) March 21, 2018
Some might have been sad about him shaving…
— Henry's Mustache (@cavillmustache) March 21, 2018
We will miss you mustache…
— Rom Lovato (@rom_samosir) March 21, 2018
But others can’t get enough of the newfound, clean-shaven look:
Clean shaven or rocking Kingstache, he still looks amazing…❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/PAt7WGEsOl
— Shhhh💋💀 (@sammi_MIA) March 21, 2018
I prefer the clean cut look.
— Monica (@brnpowr) March 21, 2018
OMG! Henry looks so handsome without his mustache. This is way too better. 😍
— Dada (@dmdilig) March 21, 2018
Like, we’re talkin’ about some serious thirst-trapping here:
Oh hey daddy pic.twitter.com/QeVBX1sxEX
— chelsea (@cotillarding_) March 22, 2018
Gone but not forgotten. Rest in paradise, mustache.