Sony Pictures Films to Stream on Netflix Exclusively After Theatrical and Home Video Runs
Netflix has officially won what was a nearly two-year auction that will give them the rights to stream Sony Picture's theatrical releases exclusively on their platform following their theatrical and home entertainment runs. They will officially begin doing this starting with Sony's 2022 line-up.
This means that from 2022, Netflix will replace Starz as Sony's partner and will become home to films such as Uncharted, Bullet Train, Where The Crawdads Sing, Jumanji and more.
Netflix will also have priority when it comes to picking up movies that Sony is making or licensing particularly for streaming platforms for the duration of the five-year deal.
Some of the prime releases that Netflix will be getting hold of include films based on Marvel characters such as Venom and Morbius as well as future Spider-man movies.
This is a crucial part of the deal considering that Netflix no longer has access to Marvel-related content as these films and television shows were moved to Disney+. Netflix will also be able to license older Sony films.
Netflix has agreed to finance a number of upcoming titles from Sony in the process of coming up with this deal. These will primarily be Sony films that are intended directly for streaming.
With this news and the big migration of Disney and Marvel movies from Netflix to Disney+, it looks like there is much for movie buffs to look forward to now.