Spider-Man Finally Coming To Disney+ As Marvel And Sony Agree Deal
22 Apr 2021
Fans of Peter Parker should all rejoice as your friendly neighborhood spider-man is finally making his way to Disney +.
Disney and Sony Pictures have struck a movie licensing pact in the U.S. that promises to bring Spider-Man and other Marvel properties to Disney streaming service in 2022.
The deal is much wider than just Spider-man though with all of Sony’s theatrical releases from 2022 through 2026 included in the deal. New Sony films will hit theaters first, then paid rentals and purchases, then Netflix, and then finally head over to Disney +.
Disney’s other television networks (FX, ABC, etc) will also have access to the Sony titles and franchises, like Jumanji and Hotel Transylvania, while Hulu will gain access to titles from Sony’s library beginning as early as this June.
As of now the package only covers U.S. markets so international fans may still have to wait a little while longer to have the complete MCU movie set in one centralised place.
The pact (Netflix and Disney deals) is estimated to have a total combined value of more than $3 billion for Sony.
Keith Le Goy, president of worldwide distribution and networks for Sony Pictures Entertainment, called it a “groundbreaking agreement”, adding it “cements a key piece of our film distribution strategy, which is to maximize the value of each of our films, by making them available to consumers across all windows with a wide range of key partners.”