“Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” are so far missing from the large Marvel collection on Disney Plus. A new spot for the streaming service now provides indications that this could change soon.
In addition to “Star Wars” and many mouse house classics, a great attraction of Disney + is definitely the MCU collection. However, most, but not all of the 23 previous adventures of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be found on the streaming service – but this has legal reasons that are difficult to remove.
Not only are Bruce Banner’s (then Edward Norton) first outbursts of anger missing in “The Incredible Hulk”, but also the relatively young Spidey adventures “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” “With Tom Holland on Disney +, because the Marvel Studios or parent company Disney themselves do not have the distribution rights to the films (they are owned by Universal or Sony).
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Now Disney + subscribers can, at least in the case of the friendly spider from the neighborhood, draw new hope …
The reason for the glimmer of hope is one new, approximately half-hour introduction video for Disney +, which has now been published on the occasion of the start of the streaming service in Latin America on November 17, 2020.
Like a resourceful Twitter user (via The Direct) namely noticed, Towards the end of the clip (around 27:40), two very short (and therefore easily overlooked) snippets from “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” seem to have slipped into the background.
While it’s a little hard to tell whether the scene with Iron Man actually comes from “Homecoming” (even if his suit and pose certainly suggest it), the excerpt with Spidey itself is definitely part of the drone showdown on London’s Tower Bridge “Far From Home”, as our image below makes clear.
So why is there an image from a film in a Disney + advertisement that is not (so far) on the online platform? Is this just an oversight? We can only imagine that with such a well-composed advertisement, in which the material shown has been selected and checked very carefully (even if of course you can’t rule it out).
We once asked the press agency that oversees the German Disney + offshoot whether they already had more information on this. An answer is still pending.
Maybe Disney and Sony have come together in terms of streaming after their cinema collaboration …
New deal between Disney and Sony?
As is well known, Spider-Man was only able to find its way into the MCU through a special deal between Disney and Sony, since Marvel had sold the film rights to the characters from the Spider-Man universe to Sony long before Marvel Studios and the MCU existed Has.
Part of the agreement: While the team-up films with Spidey (such as “Avengers: Endgame”) are published by Disney (and can therefore also be found on Disney +), the solo adventures are published by Sony.
In light of this, it is not surprising that these do not run on Disney +. Nevertheless, Disney should be keen to have the MCU as completely as possible on Disney + in order to make the platform even more attractive for Marvel fans.
And maybe a new agreement has now been reached with Sony, which will enable us to see “Homecoming” and “Far From Home” on Disney + after all.
Only in Latin America?
Since the said spot is tailored to Latin America, even with the deliberate inclusion of the “Spider-Man” excerpts, it would be necessary to wait and see whether the films will be part of Disney + ‘s offer worldwide or (for the time being) only there, after all, distribution regulations may be regional be quite different from region.
But we may be a little smarter with the Disney + launch in Latin America on November 17th …
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