In the age where almost every studio has its exclusive streaming service, it’s almost hard to keep up which studio has the right to which content. Sometimes, the only way to have at-home marathons is to have the physical or digital copy on your own. But for those who don’t have that option, streaming is the way to go.
And for those who want to enjoy the totality of the Marvel superhero film library, they will be happy to know that Sam Raimi’s trilogy, along with the first Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Venom will be available on Disney+ later this spring.
For the most part, Raimi’s Spider-Man films, along with The Amazing Spider-Man films, have hopped along from Netflix to Hulu — the latter of which is majority owned by Disney. That’s a lot of Spider-Man content spread out through multiple streaming services, which in the end costs a lot of money for the subscriber just to find if they want to rewatch. So to have most of these films in one place is a bit of a relief.
Of course, it is a bit strange that Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home aren’t going to be on Disney+, at least not yet. And it seems to make sense that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse be excluded considering that Sony might not want fans to be confused with which is a Walt Disney Animation Studios title and which is a Sony Animation Studios title. Although there could be a chance considering how Sony’s The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series is on Disney+. But don’t hold your breath.
While a lot of Fox content, like the X-Men – including the Wolverine spinoffs and Deadpool — and Fantastic 4 films, can be found on Disney+ because the studio acquired Fox, this is one of the rare instances where we are seeing a rival studio on Disney+. So it should be interesting to see how the two studios came to such an agreement.
The first Spider-Man™ films — Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man, and The Amazing Spider-Man will be made available to subscribers on April 21, 2023. Spider-Man: Homecoming and Venom will join the service on May 12, 2023.