Nicholas Galitzine Almost Played a Vital Member of the Fantastic Four Before the Role Eventually Went to His Friend

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‘Fantastic Four’ is certainly among the most anticipated MCU projects. Partly due to the team’s first foray into the MCU and partly because the original movies left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. The reboot was first confirmed to be in development when Disney took over Fox and next to nothing was known about the movie and its cast until several months ago.

When the cast was finally announced, it broke the Internet. Pedro Pascal will be MCU’s new Reed Richards, with Vanessa Kirby taking on the role of Sue Storm. The Thing and the Human Torch will be played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Joseph Quinn respectively.

Although the cast is really locked in this time around and confirmed, we’re only now finding out how close (or far) some characters were to playing some of the most iconic Marvel superheroes. One of them was Nicholas Galitzine, who admitted in his conversation with Variety, that he was in talks to play Johnny Storm before the role ultimately went to his friend Joseph Quinn. Nicholas knew this before the press did because he is a good friend of the actor. Still, the rumors that Galitzine would be playing a member of Marvel’s first family at some point got out of hand so he had to look toward his team for reassurance.

I was like, ‘Guys, I’m sure it’s not true, but I have to make certain it’s not true. And they go, ‘Yeah, it’s not true.

While we most certainly won’t see Nicholas in the MCU anytime soon, his career is really taking off this year.

Galitzine recently starred as George Villiers in the SkyTV historical psychodrama series ‘Mary & George,’ alongside Julianne Moore. The 7-episode series premiered on SkyTV in the UK and Binge in Australia on March 5, 2024, and is set to stream on Starz in the US on April 5, 2024.

Additionally, he appears alongside Anne Hathaway in the movie ‘The Idea of You,’ based on the book of the same name. In the film, he plays a member of a fictional boy band who becomes romantically involved with Hathaway’s character. The movie will be available for streaming worldwide on Amazon Prime on May 2, 2024.

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