With Sony’s new animated Marvel movie, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, swinging into the top of the box office this weekend, many fans might be wondering when or if this movie will be heading to Disney+ when it launches in 2019.
But with the world of streaming rights being extremely complicated, it doesn’t look like Miles Morales and friends will be joining other Marvel movies on the Disney streaming platform.
This is because this movie was made by Sony, rather than Marvel and because Sony signed a multiyear deal with Netflix back in 2014 for access to all of Sony Picture Animations movies, which include movies like the Emoji Movie and Hotel Transylvania 3. However no details on how long this deal between Netflix and Sony was revealed, but Sony’s live action movies are signed into a streaming deal with Starz until 2021.
If Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse follows the existing trends of previously released Sony Animated movies, it should be swinging its way on to Netflix in 8 to 9 months, so it’ll be around the time Disney+ could be launching.
Obviously once the Netflix deal is completed, Disney could negotiate a deal for movies like Into The Spider-Verse and Venom, since they want Disney+ to be the main source for Marvel content, however Marvel seem to be much more focused on their own original content than promoting content they don’t control such as Netflix’s Daredevil or Sony Spider-Man spinoff projects like Venom.
So while Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse looks exactly like content that should be on Disney+, existing contracts make it far less likely.
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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.