Spider-Man films have been disappointingly absent on Disney+. While Disney buying Fox assured the X-Men and Fantastic Four films were on the streamer, Sony’s Marvel films cannot be found.
Look, we know Disney and Sony have a tumultuous relationship, always having to create a new Spider-Man deal while fighting with each other for more cash. That being said, Variety reports that the two companies have set a “massive” movie deal to bring the Spider-Man films to Disney+.
This deal will bring Spider-Man and other Marvel properties (like Venom) from Sony to Disney+ starting with Sony’s 2022 release slate. The deal runs through Sony’s 2026 theatrical slate. Sony titles will also run across the Disney streaming family, including Huku, FX, ABC, Disney Channels, and Freeform. These titles will not just be from Marvel, but will include a number of Sony franchises.
Of course, Sony just struck a deal with Netflix. Netflix gets Sony titles in the post-theatrical release Pay 1 window. Disney+ will feature the films around the time they would hit TV back in the day.
Like the Netflix deal, Sony’s Disney+ deal only applies in the US.
This deal may shows signs of Marvel and Sony warming up, but only time will tell.