If Disney plays their cards right, they may get the license to Tom Holland Spider-Man movies from Sony for Disney Plus.
Right now, the possibility is just an option that Disney are hopeful for based on a new report from The Hollywood Reporter’s Adam Crouch. His tweet suggests that Disney have their sights on licensing Sony’s Tom Holland Spider-Man content on their streaming service.
The current agreement is for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man movies to air on Starz, which was Sony’s call. Even still, that can be negotiated, since Star Wars: The Force Awakens was theirs to stream until Disney negotiated for it to be on Disney Plus (albeit with a short promotional ad for Starz added on an otherwise ad-free streaming service). Tom Holland is now a huge part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it stands to reason that they would want all of his movies in one place. Check out the report below:
The studio is also hoping to get Tom Holland's Spider-Man movies on Disney+ some point, but that's up in the air. https://t.co/5vYpgOEShQ
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) November 12, 2019
Since Tom Holland’s two Spider-Man movies are owned by Sony Pictures, they get to make the call. Sony are not currently pursuing plans for a streaming service and have recently announced that their PS Vue platform will be shutting down next year. Since Sony have licensed content out to a number of streaming platforms, the idea of doing the same for Disney Plus is not completely far-fetched. While it has not been confirmed, it is speculated by fans that Tom Holland will voice Spider-Man on the Disney Plus series What If…?
The only Marvel Studios films that are not on Disney Plus currently include The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. The four films on that list that that are currently licensed to Netflix will return to Disney Plus after those deals expire over the course of the next few months. If Disney can get the Tom Holland Spider-Man series on Disney Plus, then Marvel will only have to worry about getting the streaming rights to The Incredible Hulk from Universal.
The official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home is as follows:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now available on Digital HD and will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-Ray, and DVD on October 1. A third film in the series, with Tom Holland and the creative team on the most recent film all returning, is set for release on July 16, 2021.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.