Everyone knows that Disney+ will be coming to Malaysia soon but will it be worth it as the service may have limited number of shows on it in comparison to their competitors, Netflix.
Well, we have some good news (for those using Disney+ elsewhere than Malaysia or on a VPN). Disney and Sony Pictures have signed a multi-year “content licensing agreement” which will bring new Sony releases to Disney own platforms in the starting of 2022.
With this deal, Disney now has the rights to many of Sony’s older films. That means, Spider-Man can now exist in streaming services as in the past, there’s an issue of the copyright usage of the name due to Sony making a Spider-Man movie and Marvel having Spiderman exist in their superhero universe.
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As for Sony’s theatrical releases, between 2022 and 2026, Disney will gain access to them following their “Pay 1 TV window”. This window will follow a film’s theatrical and home video run which is owned by Netflix. This means that as Sony films premier in the theatres, they’ll eventually make it to the Disney platforms inclusive of Disney Plus in the future for streaming services.
Disney still has many plans in expanding the Marvel collection which will give the public more reason to subscribe to Disney Plus services. Even now we are seeing new connection in films especially from the WandaVision cycle which will lead to a heavy Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Something worth to note will be the 2008 Incredible Hulk movie starring Edward Norton.
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This is due to the movie being made by Universal instead of Disney, Marvel or even Sony. Means we’ll still have an incomplete Marvel Cinematic Universe to watch…
Looks like it will be a good investment for Marvel and Sony fans to subscribe to Disney Plus in the future. Since it’s not in Malaysia, we’ll need to use a VPN to gain access to it and you’ll likely have the ultimate movie night/week with your family and friends.
What do you think of Disney and Sony’s move? Let us know!