Finally! Marvel fans may have noticed that the Spider-Man movies are not available on Disney+. This has been due to the fact that Sony has owned the rights to the Spider-Man films and Disney has not been able to make a deal with them…until now!
Disney Sets Massive Movie Deal With Sony Pictures, Bringing More Marvel to Disney Plus https://t.co/MetOZSqBxr
— Variety (@Variety) April 21, 2021
Disney has set a massive movie licensing pact with Sony Pictures for the U.S. that promises to bring Spider-Man and other Marvel properties to Disney Plus starting with Sony’s 2022 release slate.
The wide-ranging deal, which runs through Sony’s 2026 theatrical slate, also calls for Sony titles to run across Disney’s array of streaming and linear platforms, making it unprecedented in scope as it covers Disney Plus, Hulu, FX Networks, ABC, Disney Channels and Freeform. It also includes a significant number of library titles that will be spread among various outlets. Hulu will gain access to what Disney described as “a significant number” of library titles starting in June.
The deal states that the titles will land on Netflix first, about nine months after the start of a film’s theatrical run, before they can land on Disney+. Variety states that this deal is “a great example of the entertainment industry rewiring its business models to adjust to a new era of TV exhibition and distribution.”
Keith Le Goy, president of worldwide distribution and networks for Sony Pictures Entertainment, states:
“This groundbreaking agreement reconfirms the unique and enduring value of our movies to film lovers and the platforms and networks that serve them. We are thrilled to team up with Disney on delivering our titles to their viewers and subscribers. This agreement 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.”
How excited are you for Spider-Man to hit Disney+?!