Favreau Says Spider-Man: Far From Home Was His Most Fun Marvel Role

Jon Favreau, who plays Happy Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, really enjoyed his time in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Favreau said that not only was Far From Home his favorite Marvel role, but it was also his favorite movie role in recent memory.

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"Oh sure, I love doing that," he said when asked if he would return as an actor for future MCU installments. "And I learn because I get to be on other peoples' sets. When I get to see the Russo brothers direct, it's great. When I get to be on Jon Watts' set for Spider-Man, I had more fun in his last Spider-Man than in any movie role I can remember."

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Favreau's MCU history dates back to the beginning, starring in and directing Iron Man and Iron Man 2. While he has not directed any MCU films since then, he has appeared in Iron Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. He also served as an executive producer on Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War.

Speaking of Spider-ManFar From Home recently became Sony's highest-grossing movie ever, earning $1.110 billion at the box office so far and surpassing the previous record-holder Skyfall. The studio is poised to pad those stats by re-releasing the film over Labor Day weekend with four minutes of never-before-seen-footage.

However, Favreau's comments come as negotiations between Marvel and Sony regarding Spider-Man's future in the MCU have collapsed. Marvel reportedly asked for all future Spider-Man projects to be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement and the latter declined, wishing to instead keep the current deal in which Marvel receives approximately 5% of first-dollar gross while maintaining merchandising rights. Sony, on the other hand, claims that talks collapsed due to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige's busy work schedule, though there are also reports that negotiations between the two studios are ongoing.

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Favreau's other directorial credits include the live-action adaptations of The Jungle Book and The Lion King. He is also producing The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star War series, which is set to premiere on Disney+ on Nov. 12.

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