If you like pleasant, rotund sidekicks in your superhero films, or if you get excited anytime the Marvel Cinematic Universe expands and makes sure to bring along lots of other characters you already know and love, we think you are going to be very happy about this news, because it looks like Jon Favreau will be joining Robert Downey Jr. in bringing the world of Iron Man in to the world of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Variety is reporting that Favreau will return to his role as Happy Hogan, Tony Stark’s driver/assistant/friend, that he played in the all three Iron Man movies (Favreau also directed the first two). Sony gave no comment to our reaching out for confirmation, but it is worth noting that a quick trip over to the Spider-Man: Homecoming IMDb page does show Mr. Favreau listed in the cast as Happy Hogan as of right now.
The movie is currently filming in Atlanta, so if any of our readers that are in the neighborhood want to start keeping an eye out for Jon Favreau, let us know. (But if you do find him, don’t start telling him he’s “money and he doesn’t even know it.” That must have grown old a long time ago.)
Robert Downey Jr.’s appearance in the film has already been known for quite some time, so this news isn’t surprising, but it sure is exciting. Happy isn’t just good comic relief, he has also proven to be a competent and effective ally.
Though we have a feeling Spider-Man and his quick wit my throw him a little.
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