The next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Far From Home, hits cinemas this week and if your planning on holding out for the movie on Disney+, you might be wondering when it will be available on the new streaming service.
Back during April’s Investor Day event, Disney showcased what movies from 2019 would be coming to Disney+ and Spider-Man: Far From Home wasn’t included on the list. Nor was Spider-Man: Homecoming included in the back catalogue, though you will be able to catch Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in Avengers Endgame & Infinity War.
Unfortunately, while Spider-Man: Far From Home is created with Marvel Studios, Sony holds the distribution rights to release Spider-Man movies. And Sony still has a contract with Starz until 2021, so it looks to be heading there first. It’s also worth noting that this deal doesn’t include Sony Animation titles, like Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, since that division has an exclusive deal with Netflix until
However, Disney could still make new deals with Sony and Starz, to secure the streaming rights to the movie and other Spider-Man films before the existing deals expire. And obviously once those deals expire, Disney and Sony are able to negotiate their own streaming deal.
There are many streaming distribution contracts that are still valid and it’s going to take a few more years until things could become a little easier.
In the meantime, if you want to see the movie at home, it should be swinging its way onto Blu-Ray and Digital Platforms later this year.
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