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    Henry Cavill Appears To Grow A Beard In Seconds In "Mission: Impossible" And It Will Kinda Freak You Out

    Mission: Impossible – Growout.

    First things first, folks. If you haven't seen Mission: Impossible – Fallout yet, do yourself a favor and remedy that, like, now. But only if you like fun, action-packed movies with plot twists and Henry Cavill's glorious arms.

    characters in the movie, with a yellow arrow pointing to Henry Cavill's arms

    Now, about Cavill. People have noticed something KINDA WEIRD happening in the scene where he ~reloads~ his arms.

    henry cavill's character pumping his arms into fighting stance

    Specifically, it looks like he grows his beard and ALSO a shirt pocket in just a few seconds?!

    There’s a scene in Mission Impossible: Fallout @MissionFilm in which Henry Cavill has a growing in beard, then he doesn’t, then he does again. In... seconds. I thought I was imagining it. But then I saw this thing where his shirt grows a pocket and... 🙄😒

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    In fact, this phenomenon was noted before the movie even came out by redditor u/1vergil.

    Here's a GIF on repeat for your viewing pleasure:

    Some people on Twitter chalk it up to Cavill being a ~superhero~.

    Henry Cavill cocked his arms then grew a beard and manifested a shirt pocket. THIS is why he is Superman.

    While others would like science to explain (please!).

    Should @asapscience try to explain why when Henry Cavill reloads his arms he grows more beard? Or should we just move on with life.

    Either way, people CANNOT stop watching.

    Someone pointed out Henry Cavill seems to grow more beard when he reloads his arms and now I can't stop watching, confused by how it seems so right

    We know Cavill's face is no stranger to a little CGI alteration, like when his mustache magically disappeared in Justice League.

    JUSTICE LEAGUE EXEC: We can just CGI Henry Cavill’s mustache out it will be fine and not look weird at all HENRY CAVILL:

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    But I don't THINK that's what's happening here. Like, why would they even need to do that, ya know?

    Cavill himself has actually seen the GIF and told Fox 32 News, "It's because I punch SO hard when reloading my fists that I actually grew a beard in that moment. I made facial hair history."

    henry cavill saying "i punch so hard..." during an interview

    There's probably some BORING explanation like "weird lighting" but...come on, we can't totally rule out witchcraft either, right?

    screenshots of henry cavill growing his beard with math equations appearing around him