Fox Pulls Previous “Fantastic Four” Films

In the lead up to the release of 20th Century Fox’s “Fantastic Four” reboot in cinemas this August, Fox has yanked the two previous live-action “Fantastic Four” films from 2005 & 2007 from digital platforms.

Searches on iTunes and Amazon.com list both “Fantastic Four” and its sequel “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer” as “currently unavailable” with a source telling THR that they’ve been pulled so as “not to distract from promotion of the rebooted franchise which is seeking to establish a different tone than the previous releases”.

The source says this practice is not that uncommon, and the older films could once again be available digitally after this summer’s release. The DVD and Blu-ray hard copies remain on sale.