Why Spider-Man no way home coming to Disney+:here’s the Reason
He’s part of the MCU, fought Thanos alongside Iron Man and Captain America – and yet Tom Holland’s Spider-Man isn’t on Disney+. Just like all other Spider-Man movies. GIGA reveals the reason.
Spider-Man films not found on Disney + – despite MCU affiliation
From Iron Man to Spider-Man: No Way Home, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has 27 films released in theatres between 2008 and the present. If you have enough time and are planning an MCU marathon, it’s best to stop by Disney+. With the streaming service, all films in the superhero saga are available at no extra charge – at least almost all of them.
Because the three most recent Spider-Man films with Tom Holland in the role of the “friendly neighbourhood spider” are missing, even though they are part of the MCU and Disney acquired Marvel in 2009. The older Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are also not found on Disney+.
Sony holds film rights to Spider-Man
The reason for Disney+’s strange abstinence has four letters: Sony. Before Marvel fell for a licence to print money with the MCU, the comic book publisher was not doing well at all. What’s more, Marvel was doing so badly that it was forced to sell the movie rights to some of its most popular characters. This included Spider-Man, whose film rights are owned by Sony.
Spider-Man movies scattered wildly across streaming platforms
While Sony and Marvel announced a collaboration in 2015 that brought Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to the MCU, it’s limited to the cinema – not streaming services. If you want to watch Spider-Man at home, you have to do some Sisyphean work. Because the sympathetic superhero is widely scattered on the big platforms:
- Spider-Man (with Tobey Maguire): Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sky
- Spider-Man 2 (with Tobey Maguire): Amazon Prime Video, Sky
- Spider-Man 3 (with Tobey Maguire): Amazon Prime Video, Sky
- The Amazing Spider-Man (with Andrew Garfield): Amazon Prime Video, Sky
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (starring Andrew Garfield): Sky
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (with Tom Holland): Netflix, Sky
Spider-Man fans currently have the best chances on Amazon Prime Video and Sky, but not all films are available free of charge for subscribers there either. So if you want to have all the Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland in your collection from the last 22 years, you have to dig into your pockets for better or worse – or wait until the streaming roulette has turned a little further.
Did Spider-Man get taken off Disney Plus?
Despite joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2016, Spider-Man still can’t be found on Disney+. However, that will change in the near future. Fans of Spider-Man hoping to watch the collection of movies in the web-slinger’s film franchise would expect to find them on Disney+ which owns Marvel Studios.