More X-Men & Fantastic Four Movies Heading To Disney+ Next Month

By Pierre Chanliau Posted:
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The X-Men and Fantastic Four are on the horizon with fans waiting eagerly for them to be included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jon Watts is already set to direct the next Fantastic Four film, and the Marvel Studios' reboot of the X-Men already has a working title .

Fans shouldn't forget what came before, as there's no telling whether anything Fox had produced will come back due to the multiverse . After all, if Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are reportedly both returning as Peter Parker , one can only wonder if other actors from previous X-Men and Fantastic Four films would return, too.

Last October, Disney+ included a new collection labeled “Marvel Legacy,” which included films not produced by Marvel Studios. The collection at the time contained X-Men, X2: X-Men United, Fantastic Four (2005) , The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four (2015), and X-Men: Apocalypse , but it will receive two more additions next month.


Marvel Legacy Disney Plus

According to CNET , Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer will be included on Disney+ on May 7 with X-Men: The Last Stand being added the following week on May 14.


 X-Men Fantastic Four posters

There are still quite a few films missing from this “Marvel Legacy” collection that should be included, at least, in the U.S. Films like X-Men Origins: Wolverine , The Wolverine , X-Men: First Class , and Dark Phoenix are still not on the roster. Other films like Daredevil and Elektra have also not been included yet, which is in itself interesting.

It's hard to imagine that either film is still tied up in any other existing streaming licenses that would prevent them from being added to Disney+. Perhaps Disney doesn't see any necessity in adding them, especially since both films were poorly received from fans and critics at the time of their release and today.

Regardless, it'll be interesting to eventually have a full library of films to compare once Marvel Studios begins to adapt these characters, and fans see how different they end up being .

- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.