With the addition of Ant-Man and the Wasp to Disney+, the streaming service is now one step closer to catching ’em all. And by that, I mean Marvel films, of course. What else did you expect?

"Ant-Man and the Wasp", not Pokémon at all.
Almost but not quite Pokémon.

Disney’s Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Just recently, Disney+ managed to snag back Ant-Man and the Wasp from Netflix. Now that Scott Lang is back in the loving embraces of Disney+, the streaming service is just one step closer to being able to realize its ultimate dream. What is this dream, you might ask? Why, it’s the dream of being able to stream all of the Marvel films. Admittedly, it makes sense from Disney’s perspective. They own Marvel, so they think it’s fair for them to be able to show all of the films starring the Marvel characters. There’s just one slight hitch in their plan: Sony.

Sony dragging Spidey away from his friends at Disney+.
Spidey not being allowed to play with his friends by Sony.

You see, Sony Pictures bought the rights to Spider-Man back in 1999, and has never relinquished it since. To make it even worse, Sony and Disney are basically feuding with each other over Spider-Man right now. The two companies just can’t seem to come to an agreement over our web-slinging hero. This is why you can’t find any of the live-action Spider-Man films like Homecoming and Far From Home on Disney+, and why Disney+ won’t be complete for the foreseeable future. This is in spite of the fact that Spider-Man is confirmed to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after his role in Captain America: Civil War. Heck, you can literally see Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man on the official poster of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

A movie that won't be appearing on Disney+ anytime soon.
A Marvel film that’s not a Marvel film, according to Disney and Sony.

So yeah, even in spite of that fact, don’t expect to see Spider-Man coming to Disney+ anytime soon. Not unless Disney decides to buy Sony. You know, like what they did with 20th Century Fox?

20th Century Fox: a division of Walt Disney Co.
Who knew The Simpsons could predict the future?


The addition of Ant-Man and the Wasp to the Disney+ catalogue means that the streaming service’s Marvel collection is almost complete. Almost. The Spider-Man films are still in the hands of Sony for the time being, but I’m sure our benevolent Disney overlords are working on that.

Futurama announcer welcoming our new mouse overlords.
No objections to that.

Source: Heroic Hollywood