Netflix has struck a new deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to stream all of the studio’s new movies starting with films theatrically released in 2022, which includes popular franchises like Jumanji, the Spider-Man films linked narratively to Marvel’s blockbusters and Morbius, a spinoff from that Spider-Man universe, the companies said Thursday. The films will be available to stream after they’ve already finished their runs in cinemas and become availabe for home viewing, in what’s known as a pay-one window.
Spider-Man: No Way Home may be one of the last movies that will be shown first on TV through Starz, which currently holds the pay-one-window rights to Sony movies. Starz will continue be the first place on TV to watch any Sony movies released theatrically this year — currently, that includes the third in the trilogy of films starring Tom Holland as the mild-mannered superhero. No Way Home is slated for theatrical release Dec. 17.
Netflix, which already had a deal to stream Sony Pictures Animation’s films, will now be the streaming hub for all Sony Pictures Entertainment film labels and genres, the companies said. They also noted thatthe deal means Netflix will be streaming “several more … films featuring Marvel characters, including future installments of Venom and Spiderman; and expected follow-ups for the Jumanji and Bad Boys franchises.”
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