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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is coming to Netflix

Published May 22nd, 2019 10:58AM EDT
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Image: Sony Pictures

Soon after Avengers: Endgame was released last month, we learned the film will not be available for online streaming until much later this year, and it’ll be a Disney+ exclusive. Following Disney’s purchase of Fox and Hulu, and the launch of Disney+, it’s probably safe to say that future stories based on the rich Marvel Cinematic Universe will be available exclusively on Disney’s streaming platforms for at least a while after they’re released. Some of the upcoming titles might not make it to competing platforms at all. When it comes to Spider-Man films, however, that’s a different deal since Marvel doesn’t own the rights to Spider-Man. That’s why it’s not too surprising that Sony’s latest Spider-Man flick, the critically acclaimed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animated feature, will hit Netflix next month.

Netflix confirmed on Twitter that Spider-Verse will hit the streaming platform on June 26th.

Launched last year, Spider-Verse turned out to be a massive hit for Sony. It may not be an MCU story, and it may be the first animated Spider-Man feature film, but it’s still Spider-Man. The film follows Miles Morales, a different Spider-Man, who ends up teaming up with a series of Spider-Persons from other universes. Spider-Verse brings an almost comic-like experience to the big screen, considering that every character and scene is computer-animated. It still features an impressive roster of stars put in charge of voicing different Spider heroes.

The film grossed $375.5 million against a budget of $90 million, receiving great reviews that practically ensures Sony will continue exploring the Spider-Verse with additional episodes. In fact, a sequel and a spin-off are already in development. TV shows based on the Spider-Verse might also be in the works.

Again, these stories will have nothing to do with the MCU, which will soon get its second Spider-Man movie. That’s Far From Home, set to launch just a few days after Spider-Verse hits Netflix, on July 2nd.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.