Poor Justice League. Not only might it lose as much as $100 million at the box office, now people are openly laughing at it.
The cause of the mirth? The removal of Henry Cavill’s moustache.
As you may recall, it emerged earlier this year that the British actor’s facial furniture caused some not inconsiderable headaches for the special effects crew on the DC movie.
It was all down to reshoots, which commenced when Joss Whedon took over the directing of the movie from Zack Snyder, and cost Warner Bros a reported $25 million.
By this time, however, Cavill was already sporting the moustache he was required to grow for his role in his next project, Mission: Impossible 6.
So it meant that when called back to the set of Justice League, certain scenes saw him undergo some digital depilation.
But, as if the movie needed further unwanted derision, the results are now being widely mocked online.
JUSTICE LEAGUE EXEC: We can just CGI Henry Cavill’s mustache out it will be fine and not look weird at all
HENRY CAVILL: pic.twitter.com/Ag41j6LbPn
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 17, 2017
Henry Cavill's mustache could not be contained by mere human CGI pic.twitter.com/TnxdpbeNVT
— Zack (@Blankzilla) November 16, 2017
Just had a lady approach me asking if I’d recently shaved. She said it looked like Henry Cavill’s digital moustache removal…as far as I know that’s not a compliment. pic.twitter.com/B8d2jBuBMV
— Matthew Strachan (@MattStrachan89) November 22, 2017
The more times I see that Henry Cavill moustache edit from Justice League, the more I'm convinced it's Diedrich Bader from The Beverly Hillbillies movie pic.twitter.com/Jyq1Reodea
— Lee West (@leewest82) November 22, 2017
I don't understand the complaints. The cgi removal of Henry Cavill's mustache is barely noticeable. pic.twitter.com/nKoUrqj6y8
— Connor Behrens (@ConnorFilm) November 17, 2017
To be fair, it does look a bit weird.
Cavill remarked upon the tache controversy at the time.
Dear followers, it is time to finally set the record straight in this moustache fiasco. Pictured above, is not a set on MI6 but is in fact the latest in a series of weapons being designed by Warner Bros and Paramount Studios to combat the entity known as "Henry Cavill's Moustache". There has been no discussion over whether to shave or not to shave for the JL reshoots, simply a relentless campaign to put an end to the seemingly inexorable conquest of this despotic 'stache. It is not a question of IF I should shave – it is a question of how can we possibly be victorious against such a beast without bringing our own doom raining down upon us. #MI6 #JusticeLeague #HenryCavillsMoustache #HopeIsAllWeHaveLeft #MoustacheImpossible
A post shared by Henry Cavill (@henrycavill) on Jul 26, 2017 at 10:19am PDT
Justice League is out now across the UK.