RIP Henry Cavill's Mustache, 2017—2018

“You didn’t bring me back because you liked my mustache...”
“You didn’t bring me back because you liked my mustache...”
Image: Justice League (Warner Bros.)

A moment of silence, please. The world has lost a titan today: the most contentious piece of facial hair in moviemaking history. The mustache that caused Justice League to turn Henry Cavill’s face into a CG-shaved, one-way ticket to the uncanniest of valleys, is no more.


Cavill marked the shaving of his mustache—known for its supporting role in the upcoming Mission: Impossible—Fallout, as well as its computer-enhanced removal from Justice League’s extensive reshoots—with a touching tribute video shared to his Instagram.


Rest in peace, noble mustache. We will forever remember what you might have brought to the team up of DC’s finest heroes.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Gotta say I’m a big fan of whichever college-age unpaid intern he has working his social media and PR, that was pretty funny