Henry Cavill is attempting to shed some light on the recent storm of controversy and speculation regarding his mustache.
Earlier this week, the internet went wild following a report that Cavill's facial hair -- which he grew out for his role in Mission: Impossible 6 -- was causing problems when it came to reshooting scenes for Justice League, in which he plays the clean-cut Superman.
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"Dear followers, it is time to finally set the record straight in this moustache fiasco," Cavill wrote below a photo of some elaborate, frightening contraption. "Pictured above, is not a set on MI6 but is in fact the latest in a series of weapons being designed by Warner Bros and Paramount Studios to combat the entity known as 'Henry Cavill's Moustache.'"
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"There has been no discussion over whether to shave or not to shave for the JL reshoots, simply a relentless campaign to put an end to the seemingly inexorable conquest of this despotic 'stache," he continued, mocking the so-called controversy his facial hair has ignited. "It is not a question of IF I should shave - it is a question of how can we possibly be victorious against such a beast without bringing our own doom raining down upon us. #MI6 #JusticeLeague #HenryCavillsMoustache #HopeIsAllWeHaveLeft #MoustacheImpossible."
All the trouble reportedly began when Cavill had to grow his mustache for his role in Mission: Impossible 6, which was supposed to wrap before Justice League reshoots began. However, scheduling conflicts have forced the 34-year-old star to work on both films simultaneously.
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Variety reports that Paramount refused to allow Cavill to shave -- presumably for fear that it could cause future delays in the production of M:I6 -- and Warner Bros. will therefore have to digitally remove the actor's mustache in post-production, which could cost a sizable sum.
Recently, Cavill has had his scruff on full display while undergoing physical therapy for his knee. The star shared a number of videos to Instagram documenting his "road to recovery." Check out the video below to see more.