The brand new Spider-man movie has just hit theatres around the world and if you’re wondering as to whether it’s coming to Netflix, let’s fill in the gaps. We are expecting some regions to get Far From Home but not everywhere. Here’s what we know.
Spider-man: Far From Home is Tom Hollands second outing as the web slinging hero but has featured in cross-overs in Captain America: Civil War and more recently, the two Avengers movies. Infinity War did come to Netflix in the US whereas Endgame will not.
Peter Parker is headed on vacation as part of a school trip and gets called up by Fury to help with a new threat.
First, we need to look at who is the distributor for Spider-man: Far From Home. Despite being incorporated back into the MCU, the solo Spider-man movies are distributed by Sony Pictures and not Disney. If it was with Disney, there’d be absolutely no chance Netflix would pick up the movie in any region with all their content targetted for Disney+.
Why Spider-Man: Far From Home won’t be on Netflix in the United States
Spider-man: Far From Home probably isn’t coming to Netflix in the US. At least for a long time anyway. That’s despite Into The Spiderverse arriving on Netflix last month.
At the moment, Sony Pictures has an output deal with Starz until 2021 and naturally, this movie is covered by that deal. We don’t know if that’s going to change in 2021 but Sony is prepped to be an arms dealer for streaming services so it could make sense for Netflix to hop in given it’s got an output deal with the animation department already.
Spider-Man: Far From Home could be coming to Netflix in UK & Canada
In recent weeks, Netflix has picked up the first movie, Homecoming in the regions specified above. We don’t know if this is part of an output deal or more likely, part of the marketing strategy for the second movie.
If it’s the former, we can expect to see the movie likely arrive in 2021 and if it’s the latter, it could be licensed if a Spider-man 3 is produced which is supposedly likely.
Other regions may vary but that’s all we know so far about if and when Spider-man: Far From Home comes to Netflix.