When the next Spider-Man movie comes out, it may feature all the Spider-men from days past. Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland may all share the screen and face off against villains from their various franchises, including Jaime Foxx’s Electro and Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, and Kirsten Dunst and Emma Stone might show up too. Because Spider-man: No Way Home may take place in the multiverse.
We don’t know any of that for sure just yet, but what we do know for sure is the next time you want to watch one of those Spider-Man movies, you’ll have to tune into Netflix.
On Thursday, news broke that Sony was handing all of its content over to Netflix for streaming. No Sony+ for that studio! Starting in 2022, new Sony movies will land exclusively on the big daddy of streaming services, once they leave theaters. This includes the next Spider flick as well as Spider-adjacent movies like the Venom sequel and Jared Leto’s Morbius, and forthcoming releases like Brad Pitt’s Bullet Train and more.
Sony will also be debuting more original content on Netflix, and offering the service more of their existing movies, like the Bad Boys and Jumanji franchises, which will help beef up Netflix’s library.
“Sony Pictures is a great partner and we are thrilled to expand our relationship through this forward-thinking agreement,” said Scott Stuber, Netflix head of global films. “This not only allows us to bring their impressive slate of beloved film franchises and new IP to Netflix in the U.S., but it also establishes a new source of first-run films for Netflix movie lovers worldwide.”
At the very least, this consolidation means we won’t have to worry about adding yet another streaming service with a stupid name to our increasingly long list of subscriptions!