Disney+ launched yesterday and all the talk is understandably about The Mandalorian. What of the rest of the content?
Much of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was included on launch day. Many more movies in the series will be coming shortly. Thor: Ragnarok on December 5th, Black Panther March 4th 2020, Avengers: Infinity War June 25th 2020, and Ant-Man and the Wasp July 29th 2020.
However one key member of the team isn’t there, and won’t be joining them. This is due to his complicated parenthood, like after a divorce, but different.
Spider-Man will remains outside Disney+ according to Ricky Strauss, Disney’s head of content and marketing.
He spoke to The Verge this week and was fairly clear in his response. Creatively Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home are in the MCU. Legally and rights wise, they are outside.
“We love our friends at Sony, but we don’t have any plans to have the live-action Spider-Man movies on Disney+.
We will have all the Spider-Man animated shows that we did so they’ll be on there under the Marvel banner. But who knows what can happen in the future?”
Sony is one of the few studios who aren’t heading into the streaming war, locked and loaded. Unsurprising as they can’t even buy a hit right now and the future of their studio is seriously in doubt as their Japanese masters question where to invest.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives December 26th and Solo: A Star Wars Story hits on July 9th 2020. Disney keeping the preceding film off the service until AFTER The Rise Of Skywalker hits theatres probably tells you all you need to know about the real internal opinion of The Last Jedi at the studio.