The Mandalorian creator, Iron Man director, and Happy Hogan actor Jon Favreau provided an update on Spider-Man’s status while attending D23.
Favreau spoke with Variety regarding Spider-Man’s status. He was asked whether or not Aunt May and Happy would have to break up if Sony and Disney don’t reach a deal. Favreau responded, “I don’t know. Aunt May and Happy were quite a couple there. As an actor, I had so much fun working with Marisa and Tom Holland. As a fan and as an actor and as somebody who has been part of the Marvel story for so long, we’ve all read rumors, we’ve all read press releases, but you never know what’s going to happen.”
Favreau then added, “I’m holding out hope and being optimistic that this isn’t the final chapter of that story between those characters. I would love to see them continue to share the screen together. I don’t mean just Happy and Aunt May. I mean Tom Holland and Spidey and the other heroes from the MCU.”
The last official word on Spider-Man’s exit came via a statement from Sony indicating they were disappointed in exiting the deal and placed the blame on Kevin Feige’s increased workload with the arrival of the former Fox properties such as the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. (Related: Sony Responds to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Exiting the MCU: “We Are Disappointed”)
However, the latest rumor indicates Marvel and Disney fired off a new deal in order to try and keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That deal reportedly includes a brand new Spider-Man trilogy that follows Peter Parker to college. (Related: Rumor: Marvel and Disney Offer New Deal to Sony to Keep Spider-Man in MCU)
The dispute between Sony and Disney has divided a number of fans and even had JC Lee, Stan Lee’s daughter, weigh in. She declared that no one could have treated her father worse than Disney and Marvel executives! (Related: Stan Lee’s Daughter JC Lee Rips Marvel and Disney: “No One Could Have Treated My Father Worse”)
What do you make about Favreau’s response? Do you want to see Happy Hogan and Aunt May continue their relationship?