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Disney+ May Include Sam Rami Spider-Man Trilogy

Thanks to a new licensing deal between Disney and Sony, Sam Rami’s Spider-Man trilogy may be included in Disney Plus’ Marvel library. Announced this Wednesday, the agreement between the two companies means that Disney will gain access to a significant portion of Sony’s films, and will be permitted to air them on their many channels, including ABC, Freeform, National Geographic and, of course, the Disney Channel. Not only that, but Disney is also allowed to publish Sony movies on their streaming services Hulu and Disney+.

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Disney didn’t confirm which of its services or channels would be getting specific programming, other than to note that some Sony library movies would be hitting Hulu in June. Although, considering how the Fox X-Men franchise was included under the MCU banner on Disney+, I think it’s safe to assume that Toby McGuire will be gracing our screens soon.

Although, the Sam Rami trilogy won’t be the only Sony Spider-Man property now within Disney’s grasp. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, Venom and the Amazing Spider-Man duology starring Andrew Garfield will also be included, as well as presumably the upcoming Morbius and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. 

Similar to the deal Sony had with Netflix earlier this month, Disney will only be permitted to exercise their new legal rights over the Sony properties in the American market, despite the global consumption of their streaming services. Sadly, this means that those of you outside of the United States will be unable to watch the Sony Spider-Man movies with their Disney+ subscriptions.

With arrangements both with Netflix and Disney, Sony is expected to rake in an estimated three billion dollars in movie licensing over the lifetime of the deals. According to Keith Le Goy, President of Worldwide Networks & Distribution for Sony Pictures Television:

“This groundbreaking agreement reconfirms the unique and enduring value of our movies to film lovers and the platforms and networks that serve them. We are thrilled to team up with Disney on delivering our titles to their viewers and subscribers. This agreement cements a key piece of our film distribution strategy, which is to maximize the value of each of our films, by making them available to consumers across all windows with a wide range of key partners.”

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First Trailer For ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Is Revealed

In 2018, videos of a new Harry Potter console game started circulating online. Two years later, Hogwarts Legacy is officially introduced to the world. The game is set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the late 1800s. Players can explore the open world game by taking the role of a student and creating a new story that can involve dangerous journeys to uncover the hidden truth of the wizarding world. The official trailer shows stunning imagery for the game.

 

Players will be able to grow their characters abilities, embark on choice-driven missions, cast charms, duel with offensive spells, and so much more! Users can also travel to other locations such as: Hogsmeade Village and the Forbidden Forest. Sony’s Playstation 5 presented the news that the open-world, single-player role-playing game will be released in 2021 on PS5, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and PC.

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2’: It’s On It’s Way!

Spider-Man has seen a few unfortunate cinematic setbacks lately. Not only have the release dates of Morbius and Venom: Let There Be Carnage been delayed, but Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3 has also been pushed back. Fortunately, though, earlier this week, animator Nick Kondo has taken to Twitter and announced that he has begun working on Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2. 

For those of you who may not know, Nick Kondo worked on the previous installment of Sony’s Spider-Verse, and in the past has been very vocal on social media with updates about the project. So now we know that Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2 has finally started production, which is a huge milestone amidst the current pandemic. With the production of so many media projects being delayed, it’s been a fairly bleak year in terms of entertainment, so when I heard that the sequel to one of my favorite Spider-Man feature films has begun production, I got excited. 

Unfortunately, the release date has been moved to October 7, 2022, over two years from now, which is pretty disappointing, if you ask me, but in our world of modern conveniences and immediate entertainment, I’m willing to admit that my appetite for constant stimulation has spoiled me, so I can wait! 

Other than the film’s release, what else do we know? For those of you who aren’t up to date, since 2018 we knew, thanks to Sony CEO Amy Pascal, that the next installment in the Spider-Verse Universe will center around the romance between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy, or Spider-Gwen (Or Ghost-Spider, as I prefer to refer to her as).

We also know that prolific comic book artist Kris Anka is attached to the project, who is best known for his work on Marvel comics including Captain Marvel, X-Men, Wolverine, the 2014 Spider-Verse comic-book storyline, as well as his 2014 redesign of Spider-Woman.

To write and direct the project, receptively are Joaquim Dos Santos and David Callaham.  Santos was the director of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Callaham was the writer for such movies as The Expendables, Zombieland: Double Tap and Wonder Woman 1984. Clearly this new project is within very capable hands!

It’s safe to say that I’m pretty excited to see this movie once it comes to theaters, and I hope you are, too! Next to Batman, Spider-Man is my favorite superhero, and I find Miles Morales to be a refreshing addition to the character’s mythos.

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