Sony Pictures' Madame Web is set to hit theaters on February 18. It's one of a handful of Marvel movies that are releasing this year, but it's not from Marvel Studios.
Despite it being a Marvel film, it's technically a Sony Pictures film. For those unaware, Sony owns the movie rights to roughly 900 characters from the Spider-Man universe.
So in short, Madame Web is a Sony property and therefore part of the interconnected Spider-Man Universe (SSU) and not Marvel Studios' Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, it's a bit more complicated than that.
Just because Sony owns the movie rights to a Spider-Man character doesn't necessarily mean they can't be part of the MCU. As we saw with Peter Parker, thanks to an agreement between Sony and Marvel, the iconic character was able to appear in the MCU.
It's possible that Madame Web could do the same, although all indications are that this is a standalone movie that won't have any impact on the MCU. The synopsis suggests this is a standalone origin story, reading:
"In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures…if they can all survive a deadly present.”
That being said, Cassandra Webb's clairvoyant abilities could prove to have some sort of connection to the MCU, SSU, or even the animated Spider-Verse. Simply put, until the movie is out, we have no way of knowing what sort of connection Madame Web will have to any of these universes. We'll just have to wait and see.
Thankfully, the wait isn't too much longer. Madame Web hits theaters on February 14, 2024.