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What Marvel Movies Are Owned by Fox?

If you’re a Marvel fan, you know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been dominating the box office for years. However, not all Marvel movies are part of the MCU.

Some of them are owned by other studios, such as 20th Century Fox. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what Marvel movies are owned by Fox.

X-Men Movies

The X-Men franchise is arguably the most popular and successful Marvel property that Fox owns. The first X-Men movie was released in 2000, and it was followed by several sequels and spin-offs. Some of the most notable X-Men movies include:

  • X-Men (2000)
  • X2: X-Men United (2003)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  • Deadpool (2016)

Fantastic Four Movies

Another popular Marvel property that Fox owns is the Fantastic Four. This superhero team consists of Mr.

Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and The Thing. The Fantastic Four has been adapted to the big screen a few times over the years, with mixed results. Here are some of the most notable Fantastic Four movies:

  • Fantastic Four (2005)
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Other Marvel Movies Owned by Fox

In addition to X-Men and Fantastic Four movies, Fox also owns a few other Marvel properties:

  • Daredevil (2003): Before the MCU, Marvel was trying to create a cinematic universe of their own. Daredevil was one of the first movies in that universe, but it didn’t do well critically or commercially.
  • Elektra (2005): This spin-off from Daredevil focused on the titular character, played by Jennifer Garner.

    Like Daredevil, it wasn’t well-received.

  • The Wolverine (2013): This movie is technically part of the X-Men franchise and stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. However, it was produced by Fox and not Marvel Studios.

The Future of Marvel Movies Owned by Fox

As you may already know, Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in 2019. This means that the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties are now back with Marvel Studios and can be integrated into the MCU if Kevin Feige chooses to do so. However, it remains to be seen how Disney will handle other Marvel movies owned by Fox.


In conclusion, Fox owns several popular Marvel properties, including the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises. While some of these movies have been successful, others have not fared as well critically or commercially. With Disney’s acquisition of Fox, it will be interesting to see how these properties will be integrated into the MCU moving forward.