Director James Gunn says Bassem Youssef’s DC role was cut before his comments on Israel

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DUBAI: Filmmaker and the head of DC Studios James Gunn has set the record straight after US Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef said he thought he lost a role in “Superman: Legacy” due to comments he made about the Israel-Gaza war.

In social media posts Friday, Gunn reshared an IGN article reporting that Youssef’s potential role as dictator Rumaan Harjavti was written out of the upcoming superhero movie before Youssef went viral with a Piers Morgan interview in October. “This is accurate,” he captioned the post.

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