Recently, Sony Pictures and Disney had reached an agreement on the Spider-Man movies as a result of which fans can now watch their friendly neighborhood webslinger on Disney+. Universal’s 2008 Hulk film will now be the last of the MCU entries to appear on streaming service Disney+.

Released in 2008 mere weeks after Iron Man kicked off, The Incredible Hulk is one of two MCU characters to whom Marvel does not exclusively own the rights to. Universal Pictures had co-produced the film with Marvel Studios, and they infact hold its distribution rights. With the Spidey deal in place, that leaves only Bruce Banner and “the big guy” as the last who have yet to join the platform.

When Disney rolled out Disney+ in 2019, Marvel movies were a big part of the draw toward the platform. Over the course of several months, several movies made their way to Disney+, leaving only Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and The Incredible Hulk (2008) out. After the recent deal between Disney and Spider-Man rights holders Sony, the former two will be on Disney+ after their Netflix deal expires, but no such deal exists between Universal, the rights holders for Hulk, and Disney yet.

It’s pretty certain that a deal between Disney and Universal will eventually  happen. We hope we get to see Edward Norton in a blast from the past as the Incredible Hulk on Disney+ as soon as possible.

Teresa Williams

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