Disney+ removed 2005’s Fantastic Four and 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer from its growing Marvel Cinematic Universe library. However, the reason why the two movies left Disney+ is still not clear.
According to reports, Fantastic Four had a great run on the streaming platform, as the streaming service removed it from the content library back in early August, only to quietly return it just days later. Both the 2000’s Fantastic Four movies are removed from the platform; only Josh Trank’s maligned Fantastic Four reboot is still available, alongside the two animated series based on Marvel’s First Family. Both removed films are also still available to stream on Peacock.
2005’s Fantastic Four is directed by Tim Story and it was the first live-action film based on the titular superheroes to receive an official release. The movie starred Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, and Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm/Thing and Julian McMahon as Victor Von Doom.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Fantastic Four features four astronauts whose lives changed forever, when they end up being hit by a cloud of cosmic radiation. Reed Richards now has the ability to stretch his body like elastic. Sue Storm (Alba) is now the invisible woman. Johnny Storm becomes the human touch and Ben Grimm becomes the ‘Thing’, a man made out of rock. But there is one problem. The journey’s sponsor, Victor Von Doom has also been affected and with full power, is a dangerous force which needs to be stopped, before it’s too late.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer tells us the story after the fierce battle with Dr Doom in Fantastic Four (2005), the world’s incredible quartet of defenders is up against with yet another threat. As a series of widespread anomalies and massive sinkholes coincide with the arrival of the intergalactic harbinger of destruction known as the Silver Surfer, the Fantastic Four, and the world, must brace for the worst. Now, a fragile alliance with a despised adversary seems like the only way to avert the end of cosmos; however, Reed, and the others, already know that there’s more to the suspiciously willing supporter than meets the eye. Can humankind survive the attack of Silver Surfer’s master, Galactus, the devourer of worlds?”
Fantastic Four is created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, it was first appeared in a 1961 self-titled. Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and Thing are the major characters of Fantastic Four.