Most individuals get pleasure from an excellent superhero movie each every so often. That most likely explains why there have been roughly 18,000 of them revamped the previous decade or so. When you’re a real MCU fan (or DC! Or each!), there’s an excellent likelihood that a good portion of your film storage is devoted to heroes in capes, tights or masks. After all, today, you even have the choice of streaming most motion pictures proper to your TV.
However there are just a few outliers in terms of digital streaming, often because of the rights to these movies belonging to a number of totally different entities over sure durations of time. Again when Disney Plus first launched, certainly one of its large boasts was that it’d be dwelling to the Marvel motion pictures. Nevertheless, in the event you really feel like watching Spider-Man: Homecoming on Disney Plus, you’ll be sorely dissatisfied. What’s up with that?
Is ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ on Disney Plus?
Sorry, Marvel followers. Spider-Man: Homecoming just isn’t at present obtainable to stream on Disney Plus, regardless of being a part of the official MCU lineup. And we’ve got even worse information: Disney Plus apparently has no plans so as to add Spider-Man: Homecoming to its lineup. Like, ever. And, OK, we’ve got much more dangerous information: There aren’t any plans so as to add Spider-Man: Far From House to the Disney Plus lineup, both. Completely bonkers, proper? We thought so, too.
The rationale for this Spider-Man-sized gap within the Disney Plus lineup has to do with — what else? — who has the rights to the movies. Marvel co-produced the Tom Holland Spider-Man movies, however they had been distributed and launched by Sony Footage. Sony nonetheless has the rights to them (together with, like, the entire rights to all Spider-Man stuff ever — so long as they hold cranking out new Spider-Man motion pictures each 5 years and 9 months).
Disney might attempt to buy the rights to Homecoming and Far From House, however they’d definitely value a fairly penny. It’s not like Disney is hurting for money, however they’re additionally probably not within the observe of spending it after they don’t have to, and given the truth that they have already got the rights to the overwhelming majority of the MCU movies, that is apparently a case the place they don’t really feel it’s price it to dig into the coffers.
Ricky Strauss, Disney Plus’ head of content material, instructed The Verge that there aren’t any plans so as to add the Tom Holland Spider-Man movies to the streaming service’s lineup, saying: “We love our pals at Sony, however we don’t have any plans to have the live-action Spider-Man motion pictures on Disney+. We could have all of the Spider-Man animated reveals that we did in order that they’ll be on there below the Marvel banner. However who is aware of what can occur sooner or later?”
However don’t despair! You possibly can nonetheless stream Spider-Man: Homecoming on-line (simply not on Disney Plus). It’s at present obtainable to stream along with your FXNow, DirecTV, or Sling subscription, or you may hire it from all the standard locations (i.e., Amazon, Apple TV, YouTube, and many others.) for a couple of dollars. It’s not the identical as streaming it on Disney Plus, nevertheless it’s one thing, proper?