Netflix users won’t get to experience their favorite Marvel movies on the streaming giant coming up, as Disney is offering them exclusively on its upcoming Disney+ service, but the nimble Marvel flagship hero, Spider-Man, will be swinging through a loophole, as the Sony animated film, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature of 2018, will arrive on June 26, 2019!
Come for the awe-inspiring animation style(s), stay for a beautiful story about the importance of family, teamwork, and believing in yourself.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” arrives June 26! pic.twitter.com/dbVFGhnyPO
— Netflix US (@netflix) May 21, 2019
Yep, because ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ was created entirely by Sony with no input from Disney’s Marvel Studios, it isn’t part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe and isn’t part of the package of movies that will only be available on Disney+.
What’s a little weird is that another Sony Spider-flick, the live-action ‘Venom’ is NOT available on Netflix and it came out before ‘Into the Spider-Verse’.
This eye-popping animated film was co-directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. Shameik Moore stars as new Spider-Man, Miles Morales, with Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker, a slightly washed-up hero from another dimension. (Chris Pine had an uncredited cameo as Miles’ world’s Peter Parker.) Liev Schrieber voiced the film’s big (and I do mean BIG) bad, The Kingpin, with two-time Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis/The Prowler. The cast also includes Bryan Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, Kimiko Glenn as Peni Parker, John Mulaney as Spider-Ham, Luna Lauren Velez as Rio Morales, Lily Tomlin as Aunt May Parker, and Kathryn Hahn as Liv Octavius/Doc Ock.
Sony is crafting a direct sequel to ‘Into the Spider-Verse’, as well as ‘Spider-Women’, a spinoff focusing on Spider-Gwen as well as Spider-Woman and Silk. There is also talk of additional TV shows based on the film.
Are you a Netflix subscriber? Are you glad that THIS Marvel superhero is actually going to be available on the service?