Some of Fox’s X-Men movies are finally coming to Disney+. As part of the studio’s recently announced Summer Movie Nights program, four movies featuring Marvel’s mutants will be arriving on the streaming service in the coming weeks. Disney also shared a trailer previewing the program. Have a look.
Summer movie nights just leveled up. ☀️? Starting Friday on #DisneyPlus, we’re bringing you new releases every week, from superhero epics like X-Men and Incredibles 2 to epic musicals like Hamilton and The Greatest Showman. #DisneyPlusMovieNights pic.twitter.com/wuWDizeszN
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) June 29, 2020
“Summer movie nights just leveled up. Starting Friday on #DisneyPlus, we’re bringing you new releases every week, from superhero epics like X-Men and Incredibles 2 to epic musicals like Hamilton and The Greatest Showman,” the tweet reads.
Disney purchased most of Fox’s media assets in a landmark $71.3 billion deal that closed last year. A huge part of that was getting back the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four. They are now in the hands of Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios.
Yet, up until this point, many of the Fox-produced X-Men movies have been left off of Disney+. This probably has something to do with the fact that Marvel Studios intends to reboot the franchise within the MCU in the relatively near future.
Here is the full schedule and descriptions for the films heading to Disney+.
Friday, July 10
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – The unstoppable characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves in an epic struggle to change the past and save our future.
Friday, July 17
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)- Apocalypse, the most powerful mutant in the universe, tries to destroy all of mankind. To save humanity, Professor X leads the X-Men in a showdown that will determine the fate of the world.
Friday, August 7
X-Men (2000) – The X-Men, a group of mutants with extraordinary powers, wage a fight against both intolerance, and a fellow band of radical mutants intent on exterminating the human race.
Friday, September 4
The Wolverine (2013) – The Wolverine returns to face his ultimate nemesis in an action-packed battle that takes him to modern-day Japan; an epic fight that will change him forever.
Notably absent from the lineup are X2, The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Dark Phoenix and First Class. 2017’s Logan, which served as Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Wolverine, is also nowhere to be found. But it is R-rated and was unlikely to make its way to the family-friendly service. The Deadpool movies are also not included. Much like Logan, their R-rated nature will prevent them from ever ending up on Disney+.
The X-Men franchise kicked off in 2000 and is largely credited with kicking off the superhero movie boom as we know it. Across nearly two decades, the series grossed more than $6 billion at the global box office.