Terrance Howard out, Don Cheadle joins ‘Iron Man 2’…

I wonder how much Terrance wanted, that would make them go in a new direction so quickly. he probably thought that he had more leverage. It must hurt that he will not be in the sequel which will be even bigger than the first. He needs to fire he agent immediately.

via  Huffington Post via THR

Don Cheadle is stepping in to replace Terrence Howard in “Iron Man 2,” Marvel Studios’ sequel to its summer blockbuster.

In the movie, Howard played Jim Rhodes, Tony Stark/Iron Man’s best friend and future armor-clad hero War Machine. One scene featured Howard looking at a silver suit of armor and saying “Next time,” a line that caused great delight for fans.

But there will be no next time for Howard.

Marvel had no comment, but sources close to the deal said negotiations with Howard fell through over financial differences, among other reasons. Marvel, which had wanted to work with Cheadle, then decided to take the role in another direction and approached the actor, who is shooting Antoine Fuqua’s “Brooklyn’s Finest” with Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke.

Rhodes is expected to play a larger part in the sequel, which is rumored to go beyond high-tech villains. Justin Theroux is writing the screenplay.

Jon Favreau is returning as director, and Robert Downey Jr. is expected back as billionaire industrialist Stark/Iron Man. Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be back as Stark’s assistant, Pepper Potts.

Cheadle, repped by UTA, most recently starred in “Traitor,” a thriller on which he was also a producer. He will next be seen in DreamWorks’ “Hotel for Dogs.”

2 thoughts on “Terrance Howard out, Don Cheadle joins ‘Iron Man 2’…

  1. damn that kinda sucks

    howard is my favorite actor…and the role will be bigger than before. i didnt feel like he should have played such a background role in the first movie…..it was too small a part for such a great actor imo.

    oh well….cheadle is cool….

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