Disney + adds two new controversial Marvel movies


The Disney + streaming service is fans’ home of everything Walt Disney Animation Studios, 20th Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Star wars/ Lucasfilm.

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Featuring a massive library of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, including fan favorites like Iron Man (2008), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019), Disney + offers just about anything a Marvel fan could wish for.

Now, two new controversial Marvel movies are available to watch anytime on Disney’s own streaming platform.

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Fantastic four (2005) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) were both added to the service from January 7, 2022.

As a recent article pointed out, both films from 20th Century Studios have garnered their fair share of controversy over the years:

Both of these films have vocal critics and people who absolutely love them. With both the Fantastic Four and the mutants on the horizon for MCU, it’s probably important for Marvel to get fans more familiar with the characters. It may not seem like people needed to be reminded of Marvel’s first family or the X-Men, but it’s been many years since both properties were treated to the big screen.

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Now that the Marvel Multiverse has been blown wide open in Tom Hiddlestons Loki series and Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatchs Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), rumors abound that Fantastic Four could make their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness, to be released on May 6, 2022.

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At present, there has been no confirmation from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige or director Sam Raimi regarding Multiversal cameos.

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Casting for MCU’s Fantastic Four reboot also remains unconfirmed at present, but John Krasinski (The office, a quiet place) has expressed interest in playing Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic. But despite fans’ call for his real wife Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins returns, Jungle Cruise) to play Sue Storm / The Invisible Woman, the actress has shot the opportunity down.

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There have also been reports that Hugh Jackman (The greatest showman) will join the cast Doctor Strange 2, debuts as Logan / Wolverine in the long-awaited film. Again, this is still unconfirmed at this time.

More about Fantastic four

Fantastic Four LR: Human Torch, Thing, Invisible Woman, Mister Fantastic
Credit: 20th Century Studios

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The official description of Fantastic four reads:

Transformed into superheroes after surviving a space disaster, The Fantastic Four fights to unite their forces, responsibilities and relationships as a dysfunctional family. As they overcome their personal conflicts, they finally band together to defeat Dr. Doom, the malicious, metallic embodiment of their treacherous former protector.

More about X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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The official description of X-Men Origins: Wolverine reads:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends from the X-Men universe in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.

What do you think about these two Marvel movies eventually playing into the multiverse?

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