Two Marvel films that helped pave the way for the Marvel Cinematic Universe brand are no longer available on Disney+. Today, December 1, 2021, the 2005 Fantastic Four film and its sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, have been removed from the Disney+ streaming library.
Fantastic Four has had a very strange life on Disney, as the streaming service pulled it from its repertoire in early August, only to reinstate it a few days later secretly.
With both of the Fantastic Four films from the 2000s no longer in production, only Josh Trank’s controversial Fantastic Four reboot film and two animated shows from the 1990s and 2000s remain.
The following are the plot summaries:
When a cloud of cosmic radiation assaults four astronauts, their lives are permanently transformed. Reed Richards’ body can now be stretched like elastic. Sue Storm (Alba) is now the woman who cannot be seen.
Johnny Storm takes on the role of the human touch, while Ben Grimm takes on the part of the ‘Thing,’ a man formed of rock. Although there is one issue. Victor Von Doom, the journey’s patron, has also been impacted and, in full power, is a deadly force that must be stopped now before it’s too late.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer –
“After the epic confrontation with Dr. Doom in Fantastic Four (2005), the world’s extraordinary quartet of protectors faces yet another challenge.
As a series of broad abnormalities and gigantic sinkholes converge with the arrival of the Silver Surfer, the Fantastic Four and the rest of the world must prepare for something worse.
Now, a tenuous alliance with a detested opponent appears to be the only option to avoid the end of the universe; yet, Reed and the others are already aware that the curiously eager backer is more than meets the eye. “Will humanity be able to withstand the invasion of the Silver Surfer’s lord, Galactus, the devourer of worlds?”