If you'd like to know more about what's available on Disney Plus, take a look at our lists of the best TV shows and best films on the streaming service. 

The Disney and Sony issue

Though Spider-Man is a staple of the Marvel comics, Sony still holds the cinematic rights to the character and associating properties - which includes home distribution rights.

The two companies had an uneasy alliance since Tom Holland appeared in Captain America: Civil War. Both failed to reach an agreement when it came to renewing the contract, and it was announced that Spider-Man would not appear in any future Marvel properties. However, after backlash from the cast and fans alike, the two agreed to a couple more films, and for future movies to be up for negotiation.

In addition, in a bizarre turn of events, Sony has now cut a cut a deal with Disney to bring new theatrical releases and existing films to Disney Plus, Hulu and other Disney channels. New theatrical releases will land on the platform from 2022-2026, whilst films that are already out could be available to stream as soon as this summer. 

However, the deal is a little complicated. New films will go to Netflix first, including Spider-Man: No Way Home. In addition, this agreement only covers the US. Therefore, when the Spider-Man films do the land on Disney Plus, the only way you'll be able to watch them is via a VPN if you're in the UK.  

Sony is continuing to expand its Marvel universe with the sequel to Venom, the new film Morbius (expected in 2022) and possibly a Spider-Woman film

Where can I watch the Spider-Man films?

You can stream all the films on Now - this includes the MCU's Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man 1, 2, and 3 with Toby McGuire, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 with Andrew Garfield and the animated Into The Spider-Verse. The Cinema Membership costs £11.99 per month, but also has bundles and offers as well as a seven day free trial - more than enough time to binge all these films without paying a penny.

For those in the States, the majority of the Spider-Man films (with the exception of Spider-Man Homecoming) are available to stream on Starz. Starz costs $8.99 per month on a rolling contract, though you do get a seven-day free trial. 

Alternatively, can buy/rent all of them on Amazon US and Google Play.

What other MCU films are on Disney Plus?

Below we have a full list of the other MCU films that are on Disney Plus right now. All are available in both the UK and US:

  • Ant-Man
  • Ant-Man And The Wasp
  • Avengers
  • Avengers: Age Of Ultron
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Black Panther
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Captain Marvel
  • Doctor Strange
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man 2
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Thor: The Dark World

In addition, there are also some X-Men films, a Fantastic Four movie and Deadpool 2 available. They’re not a part of the MCU, but you might still be interested in getting more of a superhero fix. Note that availability may differ depending on what country you're based in. 

  • X-Men
  • X2
  • X-Men: The Last Stand
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • X-Men: Days Of Future Past
  • X-Men: Apocalypse
  • The Wolverine (2013)
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Deadpool 2

The price of a Disney+ subscription in the UK is now £7.99 per month or £79.90 per year.