Disney+ is not just home to MCU movies and series; it is also a place that holds all things Marvel. The streaming service includes the entire Infinity Saga, ranging from 2008's Iron Man all the way to 2019's Avengers: Endgame. The only exceptions due to rights issues are 2008's The Incredible Hulk, Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Disney+ also includes the current Phase 4 lineup, starting from WandaVision all the way to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Eternals will soon be added to the collection on January 12, 2022.
As part of the Disney-Fox deal back in 2019, the streaming service added more films into its Marvel collection as well. Collectively, Disney+ gave an official label, denoting them as "Marvel Legacy Movies Collection." This includes movies such as the original X-Men trilogy, several X-Men spinoffs, and Fantastic Four films that aren't part of Marvel Studios' MCU.
Now, as the MCU gears up for the imminent ramifications from its Multiverse storyline, a new update has emerged about Disney's Marvel Legacy lineup.
Disney+ Adds More Marvel Legacy Movies
Disney+ added two new Marvel Legacy movies for its January 2022 lineup in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine and 2005's Fantastic Four.
Fantastic Four was initially removed from the streaming's Marvel lineup at the beginning of December 2021, but it has since returned to Disney+ with this latest update.
As of now, the current lineup of Marvel Legacy Movies collection on Disney+ is as follows:
- X-Men: First Class
- X-Men (2000)
- X2 (2003)
- X-Men: The Last Stand (2006
- Fantastic Four (2005)
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
- X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
- Fantastic Four (2015)
- X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
A Tease for Multiverse of Madness?
It's worth pointing out that different countries have unique lineups for their respective Marvel Legacy Movies collection.
For example, Disney+ UK already has X-Men Origins: Wolverine in its lineup for quite some time now, but users still don't have 2005's Fantastic Four. However, Disney+ UK also has Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but Disney+ US doesn't have it.
There could be a plethora of reasons why this could be the case. There may be logistical reasons and rights issues per country that must be considered.
Meanwhile, it's reasonable to assume that this latest update could serve as a tease for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Doctor Strange sequel has long been rumored to feature cameos from Fox's Marvel movies, and this could be Marvel Studios' way of hyping up fans for the upcoming film.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is filled with references from previous Spider-Man films of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, and the same could be true for past X-Men and Fantastic Four characters when they potentially show up in Multiverse of Madness.
The Marvel Legacy Movie Collection is now available to stream on Disney+.