'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Spoilers: Another MCU Character Appears on Set
Peter Parker might be joined by one more character he knows pretty well in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: Far From Home, but it’s not Iron Man.
ComicBook.com noticed on Tuesday that a new video found on Reddit taken from the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home seemingly includes none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), Tony Stark’s friend and bodyguard.
The video is taken from a distance, but it includes two figures that appear to be Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders). Both are confirmed to appear in Far From Home already. A third figure looks just like Favreau’s Happy Hogan in both build and in the attire worn. Don’t count this as confirmation just yet, but based on Hogan’s relationship with Peter Parker thus far, it makes perfect sense.
Hogan functioned as Spider-Man’s handler in Spider-Man: Homecoming, an intermediary between Peter and Tony Stark. Presumably, he kept up with those duties following the events of that movie. Hogan only appeared in one deleted scene from Avengers: Infinity War, so he never shared a scene with Parker before he died. For all we know, Hogan also died when Thanos used the full Infinity Gauntlet to wipe out half the universe.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that Far From Home follows Peter while he’s on summer vacation to Europe with some friends, so it’s entirely possible that Tony Stark sent Hogan along to look after him.
Sony boss Amy Pascal also said in June 2017 that Far From Home “will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story.” Homecoming also technically started shortly after the first Avengers, so who knows what that really means. Because we know so little we know about Avengers 4, Marvel Studios is being cagey about revealing any concrete details for Far From Home.
But based on what we do know, Happy appearing makes a lot more sense than Nick Fury and Maria Hill showing up, so fans can probably take these leaked set videos as the truth. At least that means Happy survives Avengers 4. Will his current employer?
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5, 2019.