‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Set to Stream Later This Year…But Not on Disney+
One of the most iconic films in the MCU’s long history, Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to stream later this year, but not only Disney+
The Sony and Marvel collaboration had done it again. with the record-breaking Spider-Man: No Way Home acting as the third film in the MCU’s Peter Parker trilogy, that reconstructed the character as we know him.
Yet, with Sony owning the character, it leads to some confusion as to how the film appears to Marvel- and Disney fans- after its theatrical window.
It has recently been revealed that Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to stream later this year…just not on Disney+.
First reported by Deadline, it appears that the iconic next installment of the MCU’s Spider-Man saga will appear on the Starz streaming service; looking to boost the current audience with the likelihood of many flocking to see the film once it arrives.
As recorded by ComicBook.com, Starz CEO, Jefferey Hirsch, remarked on just how important the acquisition is for the streaming services to work in customer retention.
The executive stated, “You put the right shows and content around it so you can move customers that watch Spider-Man into one of your originals. Ours is a retention game, not an acquisition game.”
Despite the coveted and critically acclaimed film hitting various digital platforms next month, as well as its Blu-Ray and DVD release occurring that same time, it stands to reason that the race for just who will host the streaming rights to the film was an important conversation.
With Marvel aiding in the production of the film, it isn’t a surprise that it will likely not be available on Disney+ for the foreseeable future; with Sony owning the character still, it will take every opportunity it can to shift the success of the film to benefit its various other platforms and services.
Hopefully, Disney and Sony can work out another deal that would allow the film to be shown on the Disney exclusive streaming platform, but such conversations are purely speculation at this point.