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Why was Howard's Iron Man role recast?

TerrenceHoward.jpgAs we know Iron Man 2 will see Don Cheadle take over the role played by Terrence Howard in the first. Howard was none too pleased at the news either.

Now we have would could be the reason behind the decision. Yep you've guessed it, it's the old favourite money.

Terrence Howard played Col. Jim Rhodes in Iron Man, and the character was expected to play a bigger part in the second film. However out of no where recently it was announced that Don Cheadle would be replacing him. He wasn't pleased at how he found out, or the suggestion that he wanted more money.

Now Entertainment Weekly, through Coming Soon, claim to have the inside story on what caused the change over.

Howard was the first actor signed to the film and, on top of that, was the highest-paid. That's right: more than Gwyneth Paltrow. More than Jeff Bridges. More than Robert Downey Jr. And once the project fully came together, it was too late to renegotiate his deal.

They also claim that Jon Favreau wasn't totally happy with how Howard worked out, and was planning on giving his character a lesser part in the sequel. That led to less money being offered, based on less screen time and dislike for Howard's behaviour on set. Howard's people say nothing was ever said about how he was on set.

All he said, she said stuff, but something obviously went wrong somewhere. Are you already on board with Don Cheadle?



I thought Howard was perfect for the movie. I loved him in the movie and I was as well shocked to find out he has been replaced. He did a great job in the movie in my opinion and should of been kept for the next one. I honestly never liked Don Cheadle and I really think that this is a poor choice. But I don't understand how Howard was the most payed in the whole movie? Are they telling a lie? I am having a hard time beveling this since he wasn't even the main actor. How does this make sense?

Assuming it's true, Terrence Howard must have been the biggest name signed up at the beginning. They maybe didn't know Robert Downey Jr would be Iron Man at that point.

Still doesn't make sense that they would have a supporting actor on more money than a leading actor, even if they didn't know how big a name they would get. I'm as confuse as you are!


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