Jon Favreau kicked off the MCU with Iron Man back in 2008. When no one thought it could be done, he succeeded in making Iron Man, at the time a not so well known hero, one of the all time greats when it comes to superhero film. His follow up, Iron Man 2, while not the critical success, it was a financial success. Favreau the acclaimed the director of both stuck on with MCU as a executive producer for multiple films.
On top of his behind the scenes responsibilities, he had a minor role that escalated to a more supporting like role. Happy Hogan. Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., driver, and body guard. A role that fulfilled some comedic relief. Well it looks like Happy Hogan is returning, and he won’t be stepping up with Avengers to fight Thanos, but perhaps he will align himself with Spider-Man!
Homecoming which will feature RDJ’s Tony Stark, now looks to be the next film we get to see Favreau’s Happy. How big of a role is not yet been released, but we will be seeing him. It leads us to believe that rumors of a minor role for Tony Stark are not to believed. If we are bringing in Happy, its hard to believe that it would be for just a minor scene. Then again, maybe he just lets Tony in and out of the car…..
Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently being filmed in Atlanta with Director Jon Watts helming the production. While the true story of the film is still under wraps, it is believed to have a John Hughes type of feel to it. Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, and Michael Keaton as the films Villain The Vulture. It also stars Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, Zendaya, Hannibal Buress, Bokeem Woodbine, Martin Starr, and Donald Glover. Spider-Man Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7, 2017.