With the start of a new month, Disney has removed the 20th Century Studios Marvel film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” from Disney+ in the United States.
The removal has been done due to preexisting contracts that had been made before Disney purchased 20th Century Fox. The film is still available on Disney+ in other countries such as Canada and in the UK.
It’s unclear how long the film will be available on other platforms, before eventually returning to Disney+ in the United States.
Unlike other streaming services, Disney+ doesn’t announce any titles that are leaving the service.
In “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, seeking solace from his dark past, Logan (Hugh Jackman), better known as Wolverine, seems to have found love and contentment with Kayla Silverfox (Lynn Collins). Logan’s peaceful existence is shattered when Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber), his vicious brother, brutally murders Kayla. Logan’s thirst for revenge propels him into the Weapon X program, where he undergoes a painful procedure to bond his bones with adamantium, making him virtually indestructible and more than a match for Victor.
“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was only added to Disney+ in the United States about four months ago, and this removal, along with many others this month, highlight one of the most significant issues for Disney+ in the US, as so many existing streaming contracts are restricting what content is available and for how long.
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