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Universal Pictures Is Streaming 2022 Movies on Peacock, But Where Is The Back Catalog?

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> Universal Pictures Is Streaming 2022 Movies on Peacock, But Where Is The Back Catalog?

The film distribution company Universal Pictures announced that some of their films would be released to Peacock in place of having a streaming service themselves. The first three of their 2022 releases are already available, with more expected soon. Other than the occasional simultaneous theater and streaming release, many Universal Pictures films will show up on Peacock after the initial theatrical cycle. Here's the status of all the 2022 movies associated with this distribution company.

Currently on Peacock

Currently on Peacock
  • The 355

  • Redeeming Love

  • Marry Me

The instant streaming option of Marry Me was Universal Pictures' first 2022 simultaneous streaming and theatrical release and only their third of all time.

Upcoming Films Available In The Ensuing Months

Firestarter 

Projected streaming release: May 13th (simultaneous theater/streaming release)

Ambulance 

Projected streaming release: May 23rd

The Bad Guys 

Projected streaming release: June 6th

The Black Phone

Projected streaming release: August 8th

Jurassic World Dominion (sometime later in the year)

Minions: The Rise of Gru (sometime later in the year)

List of Films That Will Not Be Available

List of Films That Will Not Be Available
  • Belfast

  • House of Gucci

  • Licorice Pizza

  • Dog

  • Cyrano

  • The Northman

These films are only loosely tied to the company, so streaming options are up in the air at this point.

Past Universal Pictures Films

The biggest question on everyone’s mind is where the old films of Universal Pictures will end up. A cursory glance shows them spread out across Netflix, IMDbTV, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, and other services, with many still only available for rental.

The short answer is that no one knows for sure. The Universal/Peacock deal is only temporary, and there is also a deal in place with Prime Video and Starz in the future. For now, there is no guarantee on where to watch even recent classics like Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us. Like many other films, these are only available for rental.

If they sound interesting, check out The 355, Redeeming Love, and Marry Me on Peacock now (though they’re not even close to the best films of the year).

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