Jon Favreau to Reprise ‘Iron Man’ Role in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jon Favreau Spider-Man: Homecoming

With Robert Downey Jr. already set to reprise his role of Tony Stark, Sony and Marvel are looking to add a familiar face from his “Iron Man” universe into their new “Spider-Man” realm.

Jon Favreau will reprise his role of Happy, Stark’s personal driver in the “Iron Man” movies, in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” sources tell Variety.

Marvel and Sony had no comment on the news.


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The pic is currently shooting in Atlanta with Tom Holland starring as Peter Parker and Jon Watts directing. Other actors who have joined the cast over the last several weeks include Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Zendaya and Tony Revolori.

Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige are producing. Plot details are still being heavily guarded. “Vacation” directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein penned the script.

Favreau played a large part in the Marvel cinematic universe, directing the first two “Iron Man” movies. He most recently helmed “The Jungle Book” live-action film for Disney, which has made more than $900 million worldwide and is currently developing a sequel. As an actor, he can be seen next opposite Vince Vaughn in “Term Life.”

He is repped by CAA.

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  1. Corey says:

    How dare you not mention Favreau in Chef. Guy is brilliant in it!

  2. Nicholson says:

    Ahhh – I cannot WAIT for this movie. So stoked that Downey and Favreau will be in it – I think the Iron Man mentoring Spidey segment of “Civil War” was the most heartwarming part of the movie. Poor Tony Stark has been so beaten down in the last couple of movies that it would be amazing if he could find his salvation, in a way, through mentoring this new-generation hero. We need the Stark happy-snarky personality back. (And we need Pepper back too, just sayin’)

  3. Gazf5 says:

    I would love it if the young Peter Parker has a brief encounter with a wealthy philanthropist who would be played by Vincent D’Onofrio, just because this would tie in the Marvel movies with the TV shows nicely…. It would only need to be a quick handshake between two. Maybe Fisk is funding Peter’s highschool or something and Peter meets Fisk as a honer student type thing….
    (Just for those who don’t know Vincent D’Onofrio played the Kingpin in Netflix’s Daredevil)

  4. John says:

    Didn’t Happy Hogan become the head of security for Stark Corp. in “Iron Man 3”? The driver character was done after the first “Iron Man”.

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