Rahul Kohli Talks Losing ‘Fantastic Four’ Role Of Reed Richards

Rahul Kohli was close to joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the actor tried out for a role in the upcoming The Fantastic Four.

The actor from iZombie and The Fall of the House of Usher recently revealed he was being considered for the role of Mister Fantastic, Reed Richards.

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“Yeah, I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about it but I didn’t get it, is the important thing. But on good days, I see the Constantine,” Kohli said in an interview with Salaam Nerds. “It will flare up once and again. And, I love all of them. On good days, you’re like, ‘Man, I’m wanted!’ People really want to see. You’re the guy that people will shout out for anything.”

He continued, “On bad days, ‘It’s a reminder that you’re not the guy. You’re not there. These are the roles you’ll never get.’ So, it’s sweet and it’s perspective. It’s how you feel about yourself.”

Kohli talked about the Marvel role after it was noted fans had been suggesting him as part of their dream cast.

Pedro Pascal was ultimately cast as Mr. Fantastic, who will star alongside Vanessa Kirby as Sue, Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm, and Econ Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm. Other cast members include Julia Garner as Silver Surfer, Paul Walter-Hauser, John Malkovich, Ralph Ineson, and Natasha Lyonne.

WandaVision helmer Matt Shakman is directing The Fantastic Four, based on a script by Eric Pearson, Josh Friedman, Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer. Production will begin this summer, and the film is set to bow on July 25, 2025.

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