The title of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” gained new meaning with the announcement that in addition to the web-slinger ‘returning’ to Marvel for his next big screen adventure, Jon Favreau will experience a homecoming of his own as he once again brings Happy Hogan, Tony Stark’s right-hand man, to life in the anticipated film.
Ahead of a recent appearance on El Rey Network’s “The Director’s Chair,” the director, producer and actor spoke with Yahoo News about his reasons for stepping back from cinematic universe he helped kickstart as the director of “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2,” and his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe role.
“Well, as far as directing goes, I had done two back-to-back, and that required a tremendous amount of concentration on one subject,” Favreau said. “Fortunately, I didn’t lose connection with it; I just wasn’t directing there. I still was executive-producing Avengers’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Iron Man 3,’ and I appeared in ‘Iron Man 3.’ So I maintained the relationship as part of the family.”
Favreau went on to describe returning to the part as “a lot of fun. It allows me to maintain the relationship with the MCU, but also to do other things that are interesting that are outside of that genre and that set of characters.”
Directed by Jon Watts and starring Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei and Michael Keaton, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” arrives July 7, 2017.
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