Back in 2021, Disney announced it had made a multi-year licensing deal with Sony for the United States to bring a selection of back catalogue films and also the pay two window rights to films released between 2022 through 2026.

And last year, Disney announced that it had made a deal with Sony Pictures to license several Marvel titles for Disney+ around the world. The lineup included most of the films from the “Spider-Man” back catalogue, featuring Tom Holland, Toby McGuire and Andrew Garfield. 

In addition to some animated films and other Marvel movies and shows, plus many FX shows like “Rescue Me” and “Damages”, were added to Disney+ in many countries, which Sony was involved in the creation of and have distribution rights for.

However, due to existing contracts in place with other streaming services in many countries, the release schedule for Sony’s Marvel titles on Disney+ globally has varied.

However, over the last few days, a number of Sony-owned titles have been removed from Disney+ in many countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.   

The titles include:

  • The Spectacular Spider-Man
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Venom
  • Ghost Rider
  • Iron Man: Rise of Technovore
  • Rescue Me
  • Damages
  • For Life

It is important to note that these removals vary between the countries.

With these removals, since Sony Pictures owns the distribution rights to these titles, it is unknown if they will return to Disney+.  Hopefully, at some point, Disney and Sony can once again license these titles to help complete the Marvel and FX catalogues.

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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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