Why isn’t Venom: Let There Be Carnage on Disney Plus?

Venom in Columbia Pictures' VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE.
Venom in Columbia Pictures' VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE. /

October has only just begun, but the month is off to an incredible start at the box office thanks in large part to the debut of Sony’s highly anticipated Venom sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

While it was looking like the follow-up to Tom Hardy’s breakout hit of 2018 was to be delayed until 2022, Sony stuck with its most recent release date in order to bring fans access to one of the year’s most talked-about superhero projects.

Given the film is based on one of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters, one might assume Venom: Let There Be Carnage would be available to stream on Disney Plus but is that the case?

Is Venom: Let There Be Carnage on Disney Plus?

Although Disney Plus is home to countless incredible superhero offerings including all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, fans of the streaming service will not find Venom: Let There Be Carnage streaming on Disney Plus this October… or this fall for that matter.

Why isn’t Venom: Let There Be Carnage streaming on Disney Plus?

While Venom is a Marvel character, the rights to the character are currently owned by Sony Pictures. Because of this, Marvel Studios is not currently attached to the Venom films and therefore does not have rights to the film which is why Venom: Let There Be Carnage is not streaming on Disney Plus.

So while the movie is based on a Marvel character, the studio is not involved in the project. Because Sony Pictures is the rights owner of the film, the rights to the sequel would have to be purchased by Disney in order for the movie to stream on the platform.

Thus far, Marvel and Sony have not managed to work out any streaming deals as evident by the glaring absence of the studios’ Tom Holland Spider-Man films on Disney Plus.

Where can I watch Venom: Let There Be Carnage?

Unlike many other recent blockbusters, Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be opening exclusively in movie theaters meaning fans will need to head out to theaters in order to see the film.

Once its theatrical run comes to an end, theVenom sequel should be available to purchase or rent on most popular Video on Demand providers. Because Sony does not currently have its own streaming service, it’s likely the rights to the project will be secured by a streaming service at some time.

One likely candidate to land the streaming rights to Venom: Let There Be Carnage is Netflix, who recently stuck an extensive new deal with Sony which could result in several Sony blockbusters making their way to Netflix in the coming years.

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