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Spider-Man can finally come to Disney Plus

Sony and Disney have reached an agreement on their joint custody

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Joshua Rivera (he/him) is an entertainment and culture journalist specializing in film, TV, and video game criticism, the latest stop in a decade-plus career as a critic.

Disney Plus is the streaming home for almost the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of its most glaring exceptions has always been one of its most popular superheroes: Spider-Man, specifically his MCU solo outings Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. On Wednesday, however, Sony and Disney — who share the character per a 2015 agreement — announced a new licensing agreement. It will allow Peter Parker to take his place on the same streaming platform as the rest of The Avengers — and more.

The multi-year agreement will allow Disney’s streaming platforms to stream titles from Sony’s library — like Hotel Transylvania and the Spider-Man films — via services like Hulu and Disney Plus starting in June. The deal also includes traditional TV, which means Disney can also air Sony films on its linear networks, like ABC and FX.

New releases from 2022-2026 will come to Disney’s platforms after their initial run on Netflix, which struck a landmark deal to be the streaming home for Sony releases after their theatrical run last week.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The agreement makes Sony one of the most prominent studios to commit to not hoarding its own IP for a new proprietary streaming service — so when it’s time to finally stream Morbius, or the Uncharted movie, they’ll just come to you. Eventually.

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