Spider-Man: Homecoming - Jon Favreau Is Bringing Happy Hogan Back To The MCU

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Another day, another bit of casting news for Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The cast for this one is ever-growing, with a litany of young stars and comedy actors added over the past few months, but this latest addition is someone already very much a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Jon Favreau.

Variety have revealed that Favreau, who directed the first two Iron Man movies, will be reprising his role as Happy Hogan in Homecoming. As well as directing, Favreau has appeared in each film of the Iron Man trilogy, but this marks his first appearance in a non-Iron Man Marvel movie. It's not that much of a surprise, however, since he's one of Tony Stark's closest friends, and he himself is going to have a sizeable role.

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It's not clear jut how big a part Hogan will have, though it's likely just to be attending an event with Stark, or perhaps being forced to chauffeur around a 15-year-old Peter Park, which could be pretty amusing. Whatever the role, it'll be nice to have Favreau back in the MCU, and is just another step towards really grounding the film in the universe.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently shooting now, and is scheduled for release on July 7, 2017.

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