Jon Favreau in Iron Man 2
Jon Favreau is set to reprise his role as Happy Hogan, Tony Stark's personal driver, in upcoming standalone movie Spider-Man: Homecoming Marvel Studios

It's been known for some time that Robert Downey Jr will appear as Iron Man's Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now, Marvel Studios have revealed that another familiar name from the Iron Man franchise will be showing their face too, and that name, is Jon Favreau.

According to Variety, The Jungle Book director will be reprising his role as Stark's driver Happy Hogan in the film, despite not being seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2013. (Rejoice Pepperony fans! This might mean that similarly secondary character, Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts, might not be done on the big screen either... Being absent for a few movies doesn't seem to mean that you're gone for good anyway).

In Marvel's latest movie, Captain America: Civil War, Stark was the one to travel to Queens to ask Tom Holland's Peter Parker aka Spider-Man to join his side against Cap. Knowing the pair already know each other, it's likely that Happy will appear in a cameo of sorts in one of Downey Jr's scenes – but it's still great to know he'll receive a nod.

Not only has Favreau starred in all three Iron Man movies, he also directed the first two and acted as executive producer on the most recent outing (which was helmed by The Nice Guy's Shane Black). In addition, he also produced both Avengers Assemble and sequel Age Of Ultron and is set to do the same for Avengers: Infinity War too.

While the plot is largely unknown, the script, written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, will see Holland depict a slightly younger version of Peter Parker than we've seen before.

Directed by Jon Watts and also starring Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Angourie Rice, Hannibal Buress, Donald Glover and Michael Keaton (reportedly), the film began shooting back in late June in Atlanta, Georgia and is scheduled to be released in the US on 7 July 2017 and the UK on 28 July.

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