Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Disney+. While Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man trilogy and 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man are already available to stream, the Andrew Garfield sequel has been notably absent from the platform.
Spider-Man’s Complicated Rights Situation Explained
Unlike other Marvel characters, Sony currently holds the film rights to Spider-Man and related characters, giving them exclusive control over the distribution of their movies, including streaming and home releases. Despite this, Sony has recently shown a willingness to collaborate with Disney, as seen with the deal made in 2015 to bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The Possibility Of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Coming To Disney+
Currently, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is streaming on Starz in the US, but it’s expected that Disney+ will aim to secure the film’s streaming rights once the current deal with Starz ends. The movie is already available on Disney+ in select regions, including Canada, indicating that it will likely be added to the platform at some point.
While it’s uncertain when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will finally come to Disney+, it’s possible that it may be added to the platform in late 2023, as Sony has promised that more Spider-Man movies will be premiering on Disney+ later this year.
However, even when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and other missing movies are added to the platform, it’s important to note that there’s no guarantee they will remain available for the long term. This was evidenced by the recent removal of five Spider-Man movies from Disney+ in the UK, just ten months after they were added to the platform.
In conclusion, while fans may have to wait a bit longer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to be available on Disney+, it’s likely that the movie will eventually make its way to the platform. The ongoing collaboration between Sony and Disney also suggests that we may see even more Spider-Man-related content added to Disney+ in the future.