Chosen One of the Day: Henry Cavill's magic shirt and beard from Mission: Impossible - Fallout

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Aug 6, 2018

Much has been made online of this one moment in Mission: Impossible - Fallout and its trailer, the now-infamous moment in which Henry Cavill reloads his fists like the guns they are.

But we were so distracted by the motion we didn't notice the fallout, as it were. Fallout like the addition of a shirt pocket and extra beard.

Yes, this information has been memetic wonder for months now, but we are still wholly enraptured. It's like the universe gave us a gift to make up for Stiff Upper Lipgate. It's like our site-wide adoration of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was made manifest on screen and exploded out of his body in the form of facial hair and extra fabric. It's like he tried really really hard and kind of Hulked out, but just, like, kind of, but also exactly enough. 

Some things never get old. While I glaze over when I see that stock photo meme of the guy looking at the girl while his girlfriend looks horrified, Henry Cavill: Super Beard Pocket will always be relevant content. In fact, if the DC Universe wants to finally appeal to the masses, this might be the way to do it. Tired: Superman. Wired: SUPER BEARD POCKET. He takes off his nerdy glasses and grows a beard. He steps into a phone booth, then out and has just added a pocket but it's, like, a REALLY GOOD POCKET.

Super Beard Pocket is the hero we need. 

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