Henry Cavill’s Mustache Removal Reportedly Cost DC More Than Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam Salary

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Chaos has been circulating around DCEU and the newly made DCU for quite some time. Henry Cavill who the world knows as Superman made DC spend an extra $24 million during a reshoot of Justice League.


During his portrayal in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Henry Cavill grew a mustache for the character. Once the reshooting of Justice League went underway, the mustache had to be removed through CGI. The animation in removing Cavill’s mustache cost DC an extra $24 million…which is more than Dwayne Johnson’s salary for Black Adam!

Henry Cavill donned his iconic mustache in Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018).
Henry Cavill donned his iconic mustache in Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018).

Henry Cavill Made DC Spend An Extra $24 Million On CGI

After Zack Snyder stepped down as the director of his version of Justice League, director Joss Whedon had to take over. Stepping away from the vision of Snyder, the movie underwent reshooting. Henry Cavill had to return for his role of Superman for the reshoots but with a mustache that was not to be shaved.

Henry Cavill's mustache was digitally removed.
Henry Cavill’s mustache was digitally removed.

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Starring in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the actor had grown a mustache and beard for his character. With the shooting of both films underway, there was no way that Cavill could shave off his beard and mustache. It is alleged that DC Studios had to spend an extra $24 million in CGI for the removal of Henry Cavill’s beard and mustache! Talking to The Sun, The Witcher actor joked about the not-so-good CGI effect used.

“You are peeking behind the curtain. You wonder, ‘What are people saying about me? Oh, that’s nice. Oh, how lovely.”

Another comparison that people have been drawing is that Dwayne Johnson was paid around $22.5 million for his role as Black Adam in Black Adam. If the rumors are true, the removal cost of Henry Cavill’s mustache was costlier than Dwayne Johnson’s salary for Black Adam.


The topic, now known as the mustache controversy, became a hot topic among fans as they trolled the studios for their hilarious CGI. After the shake-up at DC Studios when James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as co-heads, Zack Snyder was left out of the picture. Not all hope is lost though, since Henry Cavill may indeed return to the role of Superman when Zack Snyder arrives at Netflix.

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Henry Cavill in The Witcher.
Henry Cavill in The Witcher.

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With Zack Snyder not returning to the DCU anytime soon, the fans started a new trend. With the hope of seeing Zack Snyder’s Justice League completed, the fans want to see Netflix hire Zack Snyder for completing his vision of the story.

With the #SellZSJLtoNetflix trending, there are hopes amongst the people that Henry Cavill could potentially return to the role of Superman. After being departed from the DCU, the fans rallied around the Enola Holmes actor in support of his return. Although it is not possible that DCU may sell its Justice League rights to Netflix, the pressure from people may change any probable outcome (like releasing the Snydercut). Henry Cavill’s last role as Superman was seen starring opposite Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam.

Black Adam is available to stream on HBO Max.


Source: The Sun


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