Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse swung into theaters this weekend and the CG-animated superhero flick is off to a fantastic start. The highly anticipated sequel to 2018's surprise hit is projected to surpass $120 million during its opening weekend, following the biggest opening day for a movie in 2023.
Suffice it to say, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a worthy follow-up, and one definitely worth checking out. Right now, it's currently only showing in theaters, but will it eventually come to Disney+?
Even though Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a Sony Pictures title and not from Disney or Marvel, there is an agreement in place that sends Sony's movies to Disney+ after a certain period of time. How long will we have to wait?
When will Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse come to Disney+?
Before Across the Spider-Verse comes to Disney+, we must first wait for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse to finish its box office run. This can take anywhere from four to six months, based on recent Sony films, but is also likely impacted by how well the film performs in theaters. If it does well at the box office and has legs, it will stay in theaters longer.
Once its box office run ends, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will then head to Netflix which has the first pay window rights to Sony Pictures Entertainment titles. Current predictions have Across the Spider-Verse arriving on Netflix between October and December 2023. The "Pay 1 TV Window" is typically the first 18 months of a film's streaming window, which could give us an idea of how long we'll have to wait for it to come to Disney+.
Assuming that the movie doesn't come to Netflix until the latest projected date of December 2023, then the 18-month window would mean it wouldn't arrive on Disney+ until sometime in 2025. So we're looking at almost two years until you'll be able to watch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on Disney+.