Think about the last time you saw Superman (before Zack Snyder’s Justice League), and if its the botched CGI face of Henry Cavill, then you are not alone.
Joss Whedon may have made many mistakes in his 2017 version of Justice League, from Steppenwolf’s poor design to the terrible Batman rooftop scene, but nothing can take away the discomfort from seeing Henry Cavill’s CGI face in Whedon’s attempt to remove the actor’s moustache.
As some would know, Whedon took over the film when Zack Snyder left due to personal reasons. Whedon had to do some reshoots, of which included scenes with Superman. At the time of the reshoots, Cavill was working on another project and wasn’t allowed to remove his moustache. Whedon decided to remove the moustache with some CGI editing and what came next was a series of memes. Turns out, Snyder has seen the memes and has an opinion or two about it.
Speaking to MTV News, Snyder said: “I’ve only seen it in memes, you know, it was funny, because you know, part of me is happy that we were able to have that not be the total legacy of the hard work that he had done in the last 10 years. It’s sad to think that, that would’ve been the last view that people had of Superman was that, whatever that is.”
Although Superman’s main narrative in Zack Snyder’s Justice League remains relatively similar to its 2017 counterpart, the Man of Steel no longer has a CGI upper lip. For starters, Snyder refused to use any scenes shot by Whedon for his own version of the movie so he didn’t have a moustache to magically disappear anyway.
Behind-the-scene images also reveal that Cavill was clean-shaven when Snyder was still holding the reins so it’s safe to say that Snyder’s version of the Man of Steel allows fans to remember Cavill’s legacy as a hunky hero and not a meme.
There are plenty of key differences seen between Snyder’s cut and Whedon’s version, we’re just glad this is one of them too.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Henry Cavill as Superman.