Finally! A casting announcement for Spider-Man: Homecoming that I actually care about. Seriously, there have been so many minor role castings during the past few months, that after awhile my excitement runs low. However, not when its Jon Favreau reprising his role as Tony Stark’s pal, chauffeur, and bodyguard, Happy Hogan.
Its been awhile since we’ve seen Happy in the M.C.U., and understandably so. In Iron Man 3, he spent most of the film in a coma, recovering from an extremist blast. Before that incident, his scenes with Tony were great fun, and that’s what I’m most excited about. I love seeing these two characters onscreen together.
Since the events in Civil War have happened, Tony Stark has taken on a mentor role for Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland). He’s also lost a few of his friends, so surrounding himself with trustworthy people like Happy is what he needs.
Robert Downey Jr’s role in the film is expected to be a supporting one, and I’m expecting Favreau’s to be small. On a side note, I hope the time spent on set of a Marvel film would entice Favreau to consider directing another Iron Man in the future. I need one more solo-film, this time with the real Mandarin as the villain.
FUN FACT: Happy Hogan was originally suppose to die in Iron Man 3.
sources: Variety, ScreenRant