Spider-Man: Homecoming Adds Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" will include a face very familiar to Marvel Studios fans: Jon Favreau, as reported by Variety. Both Marvel and Sony declined comment on Variety's report.

According to the report, Favreau will reprise his role as Tony Stark's friend and employee Happy Hogan, last seen in 2013's "Iron Man 3." This will be the fourth film in which Favreau has appeared as Happy Hogan, following the three "Iron Man" films. It's already been known that Robert Downey Jr. would appear as Tony Stark/Iron Man in "Spider-Man: Homecoming," playing off the character's relationship with the current live-action Peter Parker/Spider-Man (played by Tom Holland) established in this year's "Captain America: Civil War."

Of course, Favreau was also closely involved in the creative end of the first two Marvel Studios film, as the director of both "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2." Additionally, he was an executive producer of "Avengers," "Iron Man 3" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

Directed by Jon Watts and starring Holland, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Donald Glover and more, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" is scheduled for release on July 7, 2017, as a co-production between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures.

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