Jon Favreau has been cast in the upcoming Marvel-Sony picture Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Favreau, who directed Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, is set to reprise his role as Happy Hogan, Tony Stark’s buddy and personal driver.
Variety broke the news regarding Favreau’s casting, although no specific details regarding Happy’s role in the upcoming Spidey reboot have been released. Favreau has only played the character in the three Iron Man films, so this mark Happy’s first step out into the extended universe.
Favreau had a major part in Marvel‘s cinematic takeover, directing Iron Man to critical and financial success, and reigniting Downey’s acting career in the process.
Favreau had another major win as a filmmaker with this year’s The Jungle Book, which has raked in over $US900 million worldwide. Favreau is now developing the sequel to the Disney live-action adaptation. And apart from an acting role in Homecoming, Favreau continues his relationship with Marvel by being one of the executive producers on Avengers: Infinity War.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Zendaya and Tony Revolori, among many, many others, is scheduled for U.S. release on 7 July 2017.