Lion King director Jon Favreau was asked what he thought of the fallout when he appeared at the D23 expo Friday.
If you haven't already heard, Sony owns the licensing rights to the Spider-Man character, and the studio announced this week that it would be breaking off its partnership with Disney and Marvel Studios, so Peter Parker could potentially disappear from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While there is still a chance talks between the two studios can continue, it seems that the future of the MCU will be minus Tom Holland's Spidey.
Favreau has played Happy Hogan in the newest Spider-Man movies and he shared his optimistic thoughts about the negotiation breakdown:
"You never know what’s going to happen. I’m holding out hope and being optimistic that this isn’t the final chapter of that story between those characters. Because I would love to see them continue to share the screen together. And I don't just mean Happy and Aunt May. I mean Tom Holland and Spidey and the other heroes from the MCU."
Happy got paired off with Peter's aunt May (Marisa Tomei) in Far From Home, so Favreau's got a personal stake in the outcome of all this.