Critics and fans were not thrilled with how ‘Justice League‘ was handled and now we’ve learned that certain aspects of it Henry Cavill wasn’t in agreement with either. From the absurdity of the marketing to the unsurprising return of Superman with a mustache – it was just one thing after another.
Speaking of the mustache, let’s dive into that first as we all know how that played out:
“I was slightly surprised. When we decided to go for the moustache, I certainly wasn’t expecting all the events to unfold as they were going to unfold. I wasn’t expecting Justice League reshoots to be as extensive as they were. When it came to that, it was one of those things where I’m in the middle of another movie, and to change my look for a movie that should have finished already becomes a real problem. And as you will see when the movie comes out, to have a fake moustache on would not have been a possibility. You’ll think, ‘Okay, yeah, a fake moustache 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.”
No one was expecting a change of director to necessitate so many reshoots for a new vision of the film. Still, it happened, but the one area which he seemed to think was ridiculous even though he played along with it was that everyone already knew Superman was going to return even if he wasn’t in any of the marketing material:
“Yeah. Right there, with no moustache, at the very beginning of the movie [Laughs]. Well, that whole concept was faintly ridiculous, and I honestly believe everyone viewed it as such. 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.”
As to why the movie failed? Cavill had a vague response to that as well:
“I think all these things have their place and their time. There are many reasons why the audience have responded in the way they responded. It’s all lessons learned.”
Only time will tell if the DCEU has learned this lesson.
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Source: Comic Book Movie