While Disney+ will offer all of the Marvel Studios movies to stream, it will not offer all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Obviously, that is– as this year has made us all well aware– because two of ’em, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ might be set in the MCU, they are not Marvel movies. They were produced and owned by Sony, with input from Marvel Studios and its head Kevin Feige. And unfortunately, at this time, Disney doesn’t have plans to broker a deal to offer them on Disney+.
Ricky Strauss, Disney’s head of content and marketing for Disney+ told The Verge:
“We love our friends at Sony, but we don’t have any plans to have the live-action Spider-Man movies on Disney+ . We will have all the Spider-Man animated shows that we did so they’ll be on there under the Marvel banner. But who knows what can happen in the future?”
Who knows, indeed.
This also applies to the Academy Award-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ which was made solely by Sony, without Disney’s input. (It is available on Netflix.)
In addition, for the time being, ‘Black Panther’, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ are not available on Disney+, because they are still contracted to Netflix until the end of the year. They will shift over in early 2020. (The same goes for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.)
In the future, movies will arrive on Disney+ about three months after they are released on DVD/Blu-Ray. An exception was made to offer ‘Avengers: Endgame’ when Disney+ launched because there were just a couple more weeks left in the embargo window.
For the time being, ‘Endgame’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’ are the only movies on Disney+ to feature Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, with ‘Infinity War’ joining them in January. At this time, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Far From Home’ aren’t free to stream on any service, but can be rented from Amazon Prime and other outlets.
Are you okay with the ‘Spider-Man’ flicks being missing from Disney+’s library? Or is that a dealbreaker?