Lastly, Cavill commented on Warner Bros.' decision to keep Superman out of all the marketing.
"That whole concept [of hiding Superman in the marketing] was faintly ridiculous and I honestly believe everyone viewed it as such", Cavill tells Empire Magazine (via ComicBookMovie). 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. But for the audience, I wanted to leave some mystery.
While Superman was left out of promotional materials, Cavill was not removed from the movie's press tour. Alas, while Superman did return to life during Justice League and helped Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg defeat Steppenwolf, it was obvious to many which of the Man of Steel's scenes were filmed during the reshoots and which were from the original shoot. The Brit actor is playing a formidable new character in the long-running spy franchise, described by Cavill himself as a "sledgehammer" in a new interview with Empire.
Talk of reshoots (and there were plenty) abounded once Joss Whedon entered the project at Warner Bros.' behest, but the small matter of Superman actor Henry Cavill's commitments to Paramount's Mission Impossible: Fallout proved to be an issue.
"I was slightly surprised", Cavill says about mustache response. "When we chose to go for the mustache, 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. 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". "It's all lessons learned". The film is slated to hit the theaters on July 27.