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Jon Favreau reprising Iron Man role for Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Earlier this year, Marvel and Sony confirmed that Robert Downey Jr. would be joining the studios’ upcoming film, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now, Variety is reporting that actor/director Jon Favreau is also joining the project and reprising his role as Happy Hogan.

Favreau has played the former boxer turned personal assistant to Tony Stark in all three Iron Man movies that Marvel has released. On top of playing the character, Favreau also directed the first and second Iron Man movies, but stepped back from the third one, staying on instead as an executive producer.

Neither Marvel or Sony has commented on Favreau’s addition to the film, but it shouldn’t be too surprising considering how big of a role Tony Stark is said to have in the movie. Homecoming, which is currently filming in Atlanta, marks the feature-length debut of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is the first Spider-Man movie since Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released in 2014.

The film stars Tom Holland as the titular superhero, Disney channel star Zendaya as Mary Jane Watson and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to be released July 7, 2017.

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