“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” co-produced by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, is adding another “Iron Man” actor to its star-studded cast. After tapping Robert Downey, Jr. in the role of billionaire Tony Stark/Iron Man in the upcoming movie about Spiderman/Peter Parker, the comic book giant has added yet another star from the high-grossing trilogy.
Jon Favreau, who played Tony Stark’s driver and right-hand man Happy Hogan in the first two Iron Man movies, will reprise his role in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Variety reports. Incidentally, Favreau also directed the first two Iron Man movies and was last seen in the third film of the franchise in 2013.
Favreau hasn’t donned his chauffer’s suit of late, but has been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe off-screen. He served as an executive producer on “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” and will also produce “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Apart from Favreau and Downey, Jr., the cast of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” also includes Tom Holland as the titular superhero, Zendaya Coleman as a potential love interest of Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Michael Keaton in a villainous role, possibly playing Vulture, Michael Mando, Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover and Tony Revolori. Marvel is keeping mum on the names and character descriptions of its cast.
The Marvel movie will be set during Parker’s time in high school.
Favreau has helmed several hits since his first two Iron Man movies including “The Jungle Book” which grossed $961 million worldwide for Disney, a corporate parent of Marvel, Entertainment Weekly reports. The film’s success prompted Disney to announce a sequel to the adventures of Mowgli.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is currently shooting in Atlanta and is scheduled to release on July 7, 2017. This is a rebooted version of Peter Parker’s story.
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