Jon Favreau Returning to ‘Iron Man 3’ — as an Actor

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Jon Favreau isn’t directing Iron Man 3, but he’ll be present on the set.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Favreau has closed a deal to reprise his role of Happy Hogan — the bodyguard-sidekick to Tony Stark/Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr. — in the Marvel Studios threequel.

The movie began shooting Wednesday in North Carolina under the direction of Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). It’s the first production for Marvel in the aftermath of the billion-dollar success of The Avengers.

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