Tony Stark can count on his loyal right-hand man by his side in Spider-Man: Homecoming because Jon Favreau has signed on to reprise his role of Happy Hogan in the Marvel reboot.
Variety confirmed the news yesterday that Favreau, who directed and starred in the first two Iron Man films, will reprise his role for the Marvel/Sony collaboration that’s currently filming in Atlanta.
It’s not yet known how much involvement the character will have in the story, but considering Robert Downey Jr is playing a major role alongside Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man, we can safely assume he’ll stick around on screen perhaps a little longer than Jared Leto did in this year’s Suicide Squad.
Spider-Man: Homecoming marks a major turning point in the popular movie franchise now that Sony Pictures has come to it’s senses and handed over creative control the to the visionaries at Marvel Studios – as a result, Sony is pulling out all the stops to ensure it’s latest franchise reboot survives the turbulent box office waters.
Along with Robert Downey Jr and Jon Favreau, fellow ‘Avenger’ Scarlett Johansson was recently spotted on the Atlanta set, sparking rumours of a possible cameo as her Marvel alter-ego Black Widow. It wouldn’t be a surprise if other ‘Avengers’ characters joined the film considering Spider-Man has now been woven into the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to Tom Holland’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War.
Jon Favreau‘s inclusion in Spider-Man: Homecoming will likely bring an extra boost for those fans hoping that Marvel will continue the Iron Man franchise and release a fourth installment – something that’s been rumoured ever since Robert Downey Jr publicly committed himself to the famous role for as long as humanly possible.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, which also stars Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei and Logan Marshall-Green, hits cinemas July 2017.