There are still plenty of Marvel movies out there in the world that outspan the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For example, 20th Century Fox at one point produced both a Fantastic Four film and a sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. Although reception to these films has been mixed over the years, they’ve maintained their spot as being some notable attempts at adapting their source material. As such, many fans tend to enjoy revisiting this duology. Unfortunately, for those fans hoping to see these Fantastic Four films on Disney Plus, it’s just been revealed that they were removed from the streaming service.
The films were previously available on Disney Plus under their “Marvel Legacy” collection. This collection included a wide variety of Fox’s Marvel films, most of which comprised the X-Men film franchise.
Now, without the Fantastic Four films on Disney Plus, this is what remains on the streaming platform under the “Marvel Legacy” collection:
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Fantastic Four (2015)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
It’s unknown why Disney Plus no longer has the Fantastic Four films, but one can assume it has to do with rights issues. There are plenty of rights that have to be honored behind the scenes, in which other streaming services are also granted access to offer these films. It also differs from region to region, as in the UK, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is still available on Disney Plus.
It’s presumed that the films will more than likely be returned to Disney Plus at a later date. As for now, however, fans will have to stick with the X-Men franchise for their non-MCU streaming needs on Disney Plus. Hopefully we’ll continue to see these types of films become more accessible to fans in the future.