It’s the start of a brand new month (and year), and as per usual, due to pre-existing contracts that were made before the Walt Disney Company purchased 20th Century Fox, some titles have been removed from Disney+ in the United States.

Unfortunately, the Marvel films, “X-Men” and “X-Men: First Class”, have been removed from Disney+ in the United States today and have moved over to Starz.

This move is only temporary, as once they’ve completed their short contract with Starz, they will return to Disney+, but unfortunately, we don’t know exactly when that will be.   This deal with Starz has been in play for a number of years since Disney+ launched, and this isn’t the first time that the original “X-Men” film has been removed from Disney+ in the US, as it was removed before due to this contract.

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.  The first film introduced characters like Wolverine, Cyclops and Professor X to the screen in 2000.   Wolverine is played by Hugh Jackman and will be appearing in next year’s “Deadpool 3”, while Professor X is played by Patrick Stewart, who made a cameo in last year’s “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness”.

“X-Men: First Class” is a prequel to “X-Men” and tells the story of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr, who eventually become Professor X and Magneto, who were closest of friends working together, with other Mutants to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.

Unlike other streaming platforms, Disney+ doesn’t inform subscribers in advance when a title is going to be removed from Disny+.

The two films are still available on Disney+ internationally.


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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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