Netflix has signed a deal with Sony, which will allow Sony’s films to be released on Netflix after their theatrical releases.
Sony is not hitting the breaks on the movies front. They have recently taken initiative and stopped selling TV content on PlayStation Store, and it’s been long for a long time that they’re working on their video game adaptations The Last of Us and Uncharted. Sony has also been reported lately to be working on new video game adaptations such as Horizon: Zero Dawn and Demon’s Souls. Those rumors make more sense now, as Netflix has signed a deal with Sony, which will allow the latter’s content to be released on Netflix.
What awaits us after this Netflix-Sony deal?
Both Sony and Netflix have been focusing on content about video games lately. Sony is working on its adaptations, and they’re reportedly is plenty more to come from them. Meanwhile, Netflix is shining with DOTA: Dragon’s Blood and The Witcher. All this combined lays the required framework for a possible deal between Sony and Netflix. This deal means that we might get to watch Demon’s Souls and Horizon: Zero Dawn movies on Netflix, sooner or later. Sony’s movies set to release in 2022 will also be on Netflix immediately after their theatrical releases. The popular streaming platform is also planning on licensing Sony’s old movies. As of now, we know Uncharted and Morbius are coming to Netflix upon their releases. The sequels planned for Jumanji and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are also highly likely to be on Netflix.
Anyways, let’s check out what the parties had to say about this groundbreaking deal.
What did Netflix and Sony say about the deal?
Sony’s president of worldwide distribution Keith Le Goy praised their movies:
“At Sony Pictures, we produce some of the biggest blockbusters and the most creative, original films in the industry. This exciting agreement further demonstrates the importance of that content to our distribution partners as they grow their audiences and deliver the very best in entertainment.”
Netflix’s film chief Scott Stuber demonstrated the importance of this opportunity for Netflix:
“This not only allows us to bring their impressive slate of beloved film franchises and new IP to Netflix in the U.S., but it also establishes a new source of first-run films for Netflix movie lovers worldwide.”