UPDATED October 12 at 2 a.m. ET: ComicBook.com can confirm that Movies Anywhere, a new service that enables shared cloud streaming between numerous online retailers, will no longer be exclusive to Disney. Four more studios -- Fox, Sony, Warner Bros. and Universal -- will join the app.
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A mysterious tweet from the official Spider-Man: Homecoming Twitter account has fans wondering just what Sony is teasing.
Earlier this evening the official Spider-Man: Homecoming account posted a curious tweet featuring a short video clip of a blue circle transforming into a strange, blue and purple figure that looks like a stylized "A" and "M". The clip was captioned "#AnywhereIsComing."
With no other clues, fans were left to speculate what it could mean. Read on for theories as to what the cryptic tweet is all about.
Fans on Reddit immediately started trying to figure out what the cryptic post could be pointing to with some guessing that the clip is a tease for the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, a clue about the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, or even something Spider-Man related, but not connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, like Venom or Black and Silver.
However, some fans guessed that the clip was a hint about digital distribution of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Identifying the hashtag as the real clue, some fans followed it to an identical post from the Universial Pictures Entertainment, multiple movies, and all of the Disney Twitter accounts earlier in the day that appears to confirm that theory.
But what is "Anywhere"?
What is "Anywhere?"
A recent report from Variety states that cloud-based movie and television digital rights locker service UltraViolet, which includes access to content from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. Entertainment and more, is joining with the Disney Movies Anywhere services that enables users to buy and watch films and content across multiple devices.
While a formal announcement is said to be pending, tweets seem to strongly hint that the partnership means Spider-Man: Homecoming will join the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in being available on the Disney Movies Anywhere service making it easier for Marvel fans to have all their movies in one place.
Now if only movie rights to various Marvel characters could be sorted out so conveniently, fans would be really happy.