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When will Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse come to Netflix?

Miles arrives on Netflix this October

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Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) looks sad. She has her mask off and is bathed in different colors of neon light, in Across the Spider-Verse. Image: Sony Pictures Animation
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Miles Morales lands himself in the middle of a massive universe of other Spider-People in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. But before we see the end of the Spider-Verse trilogy in next year’s Beyond the Spider-Verse, you can relive every minute of Across the Spider-Verse on Netflix at the end of October, or on VOD right now.

While getting to watch a movie in the comfort of your own home is always nice, Across the Spider-Verse has an added benefit to coming to streaming: Easter eggs. As fans have already noticed, the second Spider-Verse movie is absolutely full of cameos, references, and in-jokes, and it’s likely that there are quite a few that fans will need to go frame by frame to really capture.

Netflix has given Across the Spider-Verse an official release date, so here’s when it will arrive there, and on a few other platforms:

When does Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse come to Netflix?

Across the Spider-Verse is heading to Netflix on Halloween. That’s right, the Into the Spider-Verse sequel will arrive on the streaming service in the United States on Oct. 31.

While it may sound surprising that a Marvel movie is coming to Netflix, it’s important to remember that Spider-Verse, like all Spider-Man and Spider-Man movies and games, is technically owned by Sony. Sony has an agreement with Netflix that sends its theatrical releases to the platform about five months after their theatrical debuts, which is exactly how Across the Spider-Verse will show up there.

One thing we don’t know is exactly how long Across the Spider-Verse will be sticking around on Netflix, or what streaming service it might bounce to next. If you’d like a more permanent way to watch, Across the Spider-Verse is also available on digital VOD platforms (like YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, and Vudu), where you can rent the movie or purchase it.

Will Across the Spider-Verse ever come to Disney Plus?

Even though Across the Spider-Verse is a Sony movie, it’s also still a Disney co-production, since Disney owns Marvel more generally. This mean that there’s at least a chance that the movie shows up on Disney Plus eventually, but we don’t have any official word on that at this point.

As for how long the movie will be on the service, or which streaming service it might head to after it leaves Netflix, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Update (Aug. 8): Across the Spider-Verse launched on digital VOD retailers, so we’ve included links to purchase the film.

Update: (Oct. 17): Updated the story throughout to reflect Across the Spider-Verse’s Netflix release date.