In Episode 55 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Robert Yaniz Jr. welcomes Freddy Yaniz back to the show after a lengthy hiatus to talk (of course) the latest chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Listen in as they talk all things Spider-Man and celebrate the webslinger’s full emergence as a central figure in the MCU with Spider-Man: Homecoming. The Jon Watts-directed film — which sees Tom Holland return to the role of Peter Parker opposite Michael Keaton’s The Vulture — marks the sixth Spider-Man film in 15 years, but is it a return to form for the iconic hero after an extended period of subpar big-screen solo films?
Spider-Man Homecoming synopsis courtesy of Sony Pictures:
A young Peter Parker/Spider–Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider–Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider–Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
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Intro/pre-chatter – 0:00
Spider-Man Homecoming SPOILER discussion – 17:58