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It may not be long until Disney+ subscribers can begin streaming Sony’s popular Spider-Man films. As explained in a press release shared by Sony Pictures today, Disney and Sony have entered into a content licensing agreement that allows Spider-Man films released in 2022 to 2026 to be streamed on Disney+ about nine months after they hit theaters. The deal also grants rights to select titles, which not only include Sam Raimi’s classic Spider-Man trilogy but other franchises such as Jumanji and Hotel Transylvania. Disney+ is not the only Disney-owned platform to benefit from this agreement; Sony Pictures’ content is also expected to reach Hulu, ABC, Disney Channels, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic.

“This groundbreaking agreement reconfirms the unique and enduring value of our movies to film lovers and the platforms and networks that serve them,” said Keith Le Goy, president, Worldwide Distribution and Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “We are thrilled to team up with Disney on delivering our titles to their viewers and subscribers. This agreement cements a key piece of our film distribution strategy, which is to maximize the value of each of our films, by making them available to consumers across all windows with a wide range of key partners.”

Sources: Sony Pictures, Variety, Deadline

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  1. "nine months after they hit theaters."

    WTH!

    What year are we in again?

    Seriously. 9 months or less is the typical turnaround time for a movie to hit video, so what is so special about this deal? If studios are not releasing movies on streaming concurrently with theaters these days, or within weeks thereafter, then they are still living in the past.

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