Zack Snyder's Justice League generated a lot of headlines over the course of its rocky production, but few were more delightfully entertaining than Mustachegate. The CGI upper lip situation involving Henry Cavill and his glorious Mission: Impossible mustache became an instant meme, and now Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has accidentally inserted herself into the joke by posting a video of herself with her own (totally fake) mustache. Check out the post, below!
It's admittedly not nearly as thick as the Henry Cavill stache, but it will suffice for now. The actress took to her Twitter account to post a #HappyMonday tweet involving Boomerang video of herself, a quote from the late Charlie Chaplin, and a drawn-on mustache. We have seen a fair number of things in our time as fans of Gal Gadot and her work in Hollywood, but her sporting a mustache is definitely something new.
Of course, as mentioned earlier, the image of Wonder Woman sporting a mustache naturally conjures memories of the Henry Cavill CGI mustache debacle that grabbed headlines last year when the actor had to return to the Justice League reshoots during the middle of Mission: Impossible - Fallout's production. Paramount would not let the actor shave to don the red and blue tights, so Warner Bros. had to use CGI to remove the mustache and fill in his bare upper lip. Check out the side-by-side comparison to see the CGI work in all of its awesome/terrifying glory, below.
It's reasonably clear that this tweet from Gal Gadot isn't meant to directly poke fun at Henry Cavill's mustache or the entire Mustachegate affair. In all honesty, it looks like she was just having some innocent fun and not even thinking of the recent situation involving her co-star's now-iconic facial hair. Nevertheless, plenty of people have picked up on the similarities, and this #HappyMonday tweet now has us thinking about a version of Diana Prince sporting a thick mustache. After all, with Wonder Woman 2 rumored to take place in the 1980s, she will be ideally placed in an era in which mustaches were all the rage.