Jon Favreau Seems Excited about Coming Back to the MCU in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
Jon Favreau recently did an in-depth interview about his life and career with Yahoo. It's a great interview that you should definitely check out if you're a fan of the filmmaker. During the interview, he was asked about working with Marvel and his relationship with them after he left to direct other projects, saying:
"Well, as far as directing goes, I had done two back-to-back, and that required a tremendous amount of concentration on one subject. Fortunately, I didn’t lose connection with it; I just wasn’t directing there. I still was executive-producing Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron and Iron Man 3, and I appeared in Iron Man 3. So I maintained the relationship as part of the family. And now, in Spider-Man:Homecoming, coming back and reuniting with the characters as an actor — it’s a lot of fun. It allows me to maintain the relationship with the MCU, but also to do other things that are interesting that are outside of that genre and that set of characters."
It's good to know Favreau's relationship with Marvel is still strong. That tells us there's a chance that one day maybe he will come back to direct another movie for them. Until that time comes, he seems to really enjoy coming back to reprise his role as Happy Hogan, who will be returning to the MCU in Spider-Man: Homecoming. When asked about acting in the Marvel films he said:
"Yeah. It’s fun to come back as an actor. Especially when the filmmakers are taking care of you, and taking care of the characters and the story. If you’re in good hands, it’s great to come in and play in somebody else’s world. That’s how I started, as an actor. I really enjoy being on other people’s sets, especially if I have cool things to do. It’s all the fun and much less of the responsibility."
I was so excited to hear that Favreau would be returning to the MCU in Homecoming. It was a complete surprise that I don't think anyone was expecting. We still don't know how big of a role Happy will play in the story, but It'll be fun to see him back in action regardless.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7th, 2017.