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Confirmed: MCU Spider-Man Movies WON'T Be On Disney+

Disney+ confirms there are currently no plans in place to add the two MCU solo Spider-Man movies to the streaming service's lineup of Marvel films.

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Disney+ confirms there are currently no plans to add the MCU's solo Spider-Man movies to the streaming service. Back in 2015, Disney and Sony struck an unprecedented deal that allowed Spider-Man to become a part of the MCU. Tom Holland was quickly cast as Peter Parker, and he made his debut in Captain America: Civil War. Holland, who became a fast fan-favorite, reprised the role in four more MCU installments, headlining two standalone vehicles and appearing in Infinity War and Endgame.

Under the terms of Disney and Sony's agreement (which was fortunately renewed earlier this year), Sony handles distribution of the solo Spider-Man films, while Marvel retains the option to use the wall-crawler in any of their productions. This means both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home are Sony's property, even though they're both set in the MCU and feature other characters from the franchise (like Iron Man). The Spider-Man movie rights are the main reason why those films are among the MCU titles missing from Disney+ at launch, and it doesn't look like they'll be joining the service any time soon.

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Ricky Strauss, head of content and marketing for Disney+, spoke to The Verge and addressed the topic of the standalone MCU Spider-Man films ever being available on the platform:

“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?”

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Other MCU movies missing from Disney+, such as Infinity War and Black Panther, are the product of Disney's licensing arrangements with Netflix. Once those deals expire, the films will be available to stream on Disney+. The case of Homecoming and Far From Home is something else entirely. Those movies are not Disney products, so whether or not they end up on Disney+ is entirely dependent on Sony (and their licensing deal with Starz, which is where their movies go after the theatrical window). The matter is similar to The Incredible Hulk, which was a Universal release. It's unlikely any of these three (or the upcoming third MCU Spider-Man solo movie) ever make it to Disney+.

Strauss does leave the door open for another kind of Disney/Sony deal to be made down the line, but it's clear getting the Spider-Man streaming rights is not a priority for the Mouse House. And while it would be nice to eventually have all installments of the Infinity Saga available to stream in one place, it's not like Disney+ is going to be hurting for MCU content if that doesn't happen. In addition to housing most of the movies, Disney+ will also have a bevy of original Marvel series for fans to check out. And, at least until Disney movies revert back to Netflix in 2026, there won't be a shortage of Spider-Man on Disney+ either, since Civil War, Infinity War, and Endgame will all be there.

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Source: The Verge

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