There are some limitations for Marvel fans with Disney’s new streaming service. Yes, some Marvel moves are not currently available on Disney+, but that could change when 2020 rolls round. One thing that fans will not be able to get will be MCU Spider-Man movies. They do have some, if not all, the animated Spider-Man television shows, but for the movies – there are some legal issues.
For those that don’t know, Sony owns the film rights for Spider-Man. That is the same reason why you won’t find The Incredible Hulk solo movie on the service. The character is owned by Universal, which Marvel created a partnership, that allowed them to use the character but any solo film would benefit Universal. It’s similar to what Sony agreed with Marvel for the Peter Park rights.
Does that mean, Disney+ would never be able to streaming both Spider-Man: Homecoming and/or Spider-Man: Far From Home? Nothing is off the table where Disney is involved.
“We love our friends at Sony, but we don’t have any plans to have the live-action Spider-Man movies on Disney+,” said Ricky Strauss, head of content. “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?”
But, in all fairness, you can still see Tom Holland in Civil War, Infinity War, and Endgame. So, three of his five movies isn’t bad. Unfortunately, two solo MCU Spider-Man movies are missing, but seeing him interact with Tony and the others almost makes up for it.
In order for Sony to allow those two (third one pending) MCU Spider-Man movies will come down to money. Disney will be making all the money from having Sony’s property on Disney’s service. Like what Disney did with Starz, they could make it happen. It just depends on how they can sweeten the deal. But, I wouldn’t bet real money on it.