Disney+ has added another Fox/Marvel movie, Josh Trank’s Fant4stic reboot from 2015 is now streaming on the OTT platform.
After 20th Century Fox’s first attempt at the Fantastic Four film series discontinued after just two installments, the studio recruited director Josh Trank to bring out a new interpretation. But that too couldn’t save the franchise as unfortunately, Fant4stic reboot bombed at the box office grossing only $167.8 million worldwide and was also a critical failure. With this, the franchise effectively ended.
With Disney acquiring Fox’s entertainment assets, the Fantastic Four along with the X-Men franchise were moved under the Marvel Studios umbrella, and will reportedly be rebooted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future. And now, Fant4stic (2015) has now been added to the Disney+ catalogue, becoming the second film after Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), which has been removed after January.
Few reports suggest that Disney+ will be rotating through the Fox catalog, featuring less number of those films on the streaming service instead of being a one-stop permanent home for the titles. This might also stand as a clear indicator that Marvel may be rebooting some of these characters soon.
But for the time being, Fantastic Four fans will be able to watch Fant4stic (2015) and it’ll be interesting to see if any of Fox’s X-Men films are added later.