Tom Holland portrays Spider-Man
First of all, let’s establish which Spider-Man we’re talking about. While there have been multiple incarnations of other superheroes (specifically, Batman), few have seen quite the frequent turnover as Peter Parker, the OG hero to don the moniker.
Previously, Tobey Maguire portrayed the character in three Sony pictures made in the early ’00s. The series was then rebooted, with Andrew Garfield at the helm, making the character a bit younger. Then, after that iteration was a flop, we got Tom Holland as a more believable teenage Peter Parker.
Marvel and Sony have a complicated relationship
But it took a long time to get to where things are today. Here’s a brief summary of who things came to be. Once upon a time, Marvel was a struggling brand, and sold its properties to various studios (like Sony) to make films out of. Fast-forward a couple of decades, and the MCU is the biggest thing in cinema.
It took a lot of negotiations, but eventually, Marvel and Sony decided to share Spider-Man, with the character appearing in major MCU flicks as well as his own Sony films, with some overlap. This deal was recently threatened, but, for now, there’s a compromise in place allowing Holland to continue as a character in both universes.
Disney+ is almost here
As the massive conglomerate that is Disney continues to grow, overtaking everything it touches as though it was Ego’s seedling matter from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, an inevitable product has come into being: A streaming service.
Enter Disney+, which will feature Disney films and TV series new and old. Anything that falls under the umbrella is fair game, including ABC programming, the Star Wars franchise, and much, much more. There will be reboots galore, as well as projects that appeared to have fallen by the wayside, repurposed for the service.
Will ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Far From Home’ be on Disney+?
Disney has taken its time in revealing what will be available on Disney+. Now that the release date (Nov. 12, 2019) looms closer, more and more upcoming titles have been shared. However, there’s one glaring omission.
Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home are nowhere to be found on any list. This is, sadly, what we expected. Because the films are distributed by Sony, Marvel (and, therefore, Disney) has no ownership over them and where they are viewed. We can expect this will be the same for the forthcoming third Spider-Man movie.
Here are the Marvel movies you can watch on the streaming service
As sad as this may be, Holland-as-Spidey will be seen on Disney+, as well many of his Marvel superhero friends. We now know which MCU entries will be on Disney+ at launch, which are to come, and a few that are uncertain.
Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Thor: Dark World, and Captain Marvel will all be available to stream on Nov. 12, when the service launches. Avengers: Endgame will be available on Dec. 12, 2019. We expect that titles like Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Black Panther will become available after their Netflix licensing deals end.