Disney and Sony announce enormous film deal | Leisure

Disney and Sony Pictures have signed a deal to bring Spider-Man and other Marvel projects to Disney +.

The two studios have signed a huge movie licensing deal, with Sony’s Marvel properties arriving on the streaming platform from its release in 2022.

The deal – which applies only to the US – runs over Sony’s 2026 plan and also includes the studio’s titles on a number of Disney platforms, including Hulu, FX Networks, Disney Channels, ABC and Freeform.

Following Sony’s most recent output deal with Netflix, Disney’s agreement will land titles on the first, which will be roughly nine months after a movie hits theaters.

Sony is expected to raise approximately $ 3 billion in film licenses for the two agreements.

In a statement, Chuck Saftler, head of ABC, Freeform, FX Networks and Acquisitions for Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution, said: “This landmark multi-year, platform-independent agreement gives the Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution team tremendous flexibility and broad programming capabilities to bring Sony’s Use our rich selection of award-winning action and family films for our direct-to-consumer services and linear channels.

“This is a win for fans who will benefit from the ability to access the best content from two of Hollywood’s most prolific studios across a variety of viewing platforms and experiences.”

Keith Le Goy, President of Global Sales and Networks for Sony Pictures Entertainment added, “We are excited to partner with Disney in delivering our titles to their viewers and subscribers.

“This agreement cements a key element of our film distribution strategy, which is to maximize the value of each of our films by bringing them to consumers across the window with a variety of key partners.”