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Henry Cavill addresses Justice League’s mustache drama again, extensive reshoots

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‘I certainly wasn’t expecting all the events to unfold’

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Henry Cavill’s ongoing mustache drama may be the only good thing to come out of Justice League.

Well, Ezra Miller’s Flash is pretty ok, too.

We thought Cavill had moved on from his cookie duster days, publicly bidding farewell to the fuzzy worm on his upper lip on Instagram, but the lip doily saga continues. Our collective mourning over Cavill’s objectively attractive mouth brow is never over. Cavill spoke to Empire Magazine to talk about Mission Impossible 6, the very movie that Cavill grew the mustache for in the first place, adding more commentary on the non-issue that became a trending story.

“When we decided to go for the mustache, I certainly wasn’t expecting all the events to unfold as they were going to unfold,” Cavill told Empire. “I wasn’t expecting Justice League reshoots to be as extensive as they were. As you will see when [Mission] comes out, to have a fake mustache on would not have been a possibility. You’ll think, ‘Okay, yeah, a fake mustache would perhaps have been blown off in this situation.’ Unfortunately, it led to much dismay when Justice League came out, but that’s the nature of these things.

“You can’t win every time.”

Cavill’s lip rug wasn’t the only Justice League story the actor discussed with Empire. The “ridiculous” press tour that Cavill took part in — where he needed to keep up the facade that Superman was dead — also came up in conversation.

“Well, that whole concept was faintly ridiculous and I honestly believe everyone viewed it as such,” Cavill said. “Of course, if I’m on the press tour I’m in the movie. Obviously, you knew, and that was a different little tap dance we danced together. But for the audience, I wanted to leave some mystery. I think it’s important to have some mystery in movies these days.”

We know now, however, that Superman is alive and well. We also know, unfortunately, that we’ll probably never get a mustached Superman in the DC Cinematic Universe. That’s sad, but we’ll try to keep a stiff upper lip.