Netflix has struck a new deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to stream all the studio’s new movies starting with films theatrically released in 2022, the companies said Thursday, which includes popular franchises like Jumanji, the Spider-Man films linked narratively to Marvel’s blockbusters and Morbius, a spinoff from that Spider-Man universe. The films will be available to stream in what’s known as a pay-one window, after they’ve already finished their runs in cinemas and have been available for home viewing like online rentals.
Spider-Man: No Way Home may be one of the last movies that’ll be shown first on TV through Starz, which currently holds the pay-one-window rights to Sony movies. Starz will continue to be the first place on TV to watch any Sony movies released theatrically this year — currently, that includes the third in the trilogy of films starring Tom Holland as the mild-mannered superhero. No Way Home is slated for theatrical release Dec. 17. Netflix takes over the rights from Starz starting Jan. 1.