Jon Favreau Breaks Silence On Sony-Marvel Split Over Tom Holland’s Spider-Man

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In the middle of all of this Spider-Man controversy and what appears to be a messy divorce between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, Tom Holland has been the one to express the most sympathy for, apart from the fanbase of course. But there’s another actor caught in the crossfire and that’s Jon Favreau who plays Happy Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

That’s right. If Tom Holland is officially swinging out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for good, what does that mean for Jon Favreau and Happy Hogan’s budding relationship with Aunt May (Marisa Tomei)?

Jon Favreau expressed concern for his character’s newfound love as well as the happy collaboration between studios while shooting the first two Tom Holland Spider-Man films in the MCU. Check out his comments at Disney’s D23 Expo in the clip below:

All jokes aside, Jon Favreau has plenty of experience both in front of and behind the camera, and he touches on something noteworthy here. There clearly is quite the adventure offscreen just as there is onscreen. Since the announcement of the messy breakup between Sony and Marvel Studios over Spider-Man, there has been plenty of backlash and choosing sides. Fans have bashed both Sony and Disney out of there love for seeing Tom Holland as Spider-Man in the MCU.

What Jon Favreau also alludes to is that this Spider-Man split isn’t set in stone, saying “I hope this isn’t the last chapter and I hope there are new developments in the area.” The majority of fans would probably side with Jon Favreau on that sentiment. This could mean that Tom Holland might stick around as the MCU’s Spider-Man, or at the very least return after a brief hiatus with a Sony-only film.

Who knows where this offscreen adventure will go next? Wherever it takes fans, hopefully, it ends with Happy Hogan and Aunt May settling down — and more Spider-Man in the MCU. What do you make of Jon Favreau’s comments? Let us know!

Sony is planning two more Spider-Man films with Tom Holland, but the actor could be disappearing entirely from future films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony attempted to extend the original deal which gives Marvel 5 percent of first-dollar gross but Disney rejected this after the Mouse House originally tried to negotiate for a co-financing stake on future Spider-Man projects with Tom Holland. Sony ultimately opted to cut ties with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who co-produced the last two Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland. The news comes just after Spider-Man: Far From Home became Sony’s highest-grossing film of all time with $1.109 billion at the worldwide box office. Here the official synopsis for the movie:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes