Disney and Sony Pictures have made a massive deal concerning the latter’s Marvel properties. Beginning in 2022, Sony’s Marvel properties and more will stream on Disney+.
The deal calls for Sony titles to run across Disney’s various streaming and linear platforms through the company’s 2026 theatrical slate. It also includes several library titles that will be spread among various outlets.
This comes soon after Sony’s output deal with Netflix for titles in the post-theatrical release window. The Disney deal covers the TV window, meaning titles will stream on Netflix first, about nine months after the start of their theatrical run. Additionally, the agreement only covers the U.S. market.
Chuck Saftler, head of business operations for ABC, Freeform, FX Networks, and Acquisitions for Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution, released the following statement regarding the deal.
“This landmark multi-year, platform-agnostic agreement guarantees the team at Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution a tremendous amount of flexibility and breadth of programming possibilities to leverage Sony’s rich slate of award-winning action and family films across our direct-to-consumer services and linear channels. This is a win for fans, who will benefit fromthe ability to access the very best content from two of Hollywood’s most prolific studios across a multitude of viewing platforms and experiences.”
What will interest many fans is that this deal means the Sony Spider-Man films and related properties will soon make their way onto the Disney streamer. This includes Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Tom Hardy’s Venom. This ultimately suggests that the future for Disney and Sony’s shared Spider-Man rights are looking positive.
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